Manchester International Festival (MIF) biennially presents a large-scale festival of original, new work and special events.
MIF launched in 2007 as an artist-led festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. It has commissioned, produced and presented world premieres by artists as diverse as Björk, Steve McQueen, Robert Wilson, Wayne McGregor, Maxine Peake, The xx, Zaha Hadid Architects, Damon Albarn, Punchdrunk, Elbow and Marina Abramovic.
Since 2017 Jerwood Arts has supported Manchester-based artists to each shadow the development of a different major commission. They have front row access to the festival and to MIF’s team, as well as the ooportunity design and run three events for other local artists.
The six MIF19 Jerwood Creative Fellows are Remi Adefeyisan, Nasima Begum, Naqqash Khalid, Jack Sheen, Caroline Ward and Yusra Warsama.