Manchester International Festival

Theme/Issue: 
Innovation in traditional sectors and non-metropolitan areas
Country/Region: 
United Kingdom - Manchester

Manchester International Festival is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events and takes place biennially, in Manchester, UK. The Festival launched in 2007 as an artist-led, commissioning festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture.
The following aims and objectives of the Festival were set for the 2011 Festival:
- To consolidate Manchester International Festival’s position as the leading festival of original, new work, created by a wide range of major international artist;
- To help secure Manchester’s reputation as a leading cultural city and showcase its ability to deliver major large-scale events;
- To help build the creative potential of Manchester’s different communities and artists through a series of innovative, high quality community-based commissions and creative development programmes;
- To ensure that the Festival is a sustainable event – financially and environmentally
The role of the Festival as a driver in the city’s economy continues to grow.

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Contact: 

Russell Yates         00 44 (0)161 247 3951
Jackie McNerney    00 44 (0)161 2387300