Bruntwood partners with Manchester International Festival
This July, Manchester International Festival will be back for its eighth installment - our 14th year of partnership with the Festival.
At the heart of everything we do is our enthusiasm for vibrant cities and MIF puts Manchester on the international stage by bringing world premieres of performing arts, music, visual art and popular culture. The whole Festival adds to the rich culture within Manchester and our communities in the region.
Our partnership with MIF allows us to support the provision of new cultural experiences for those within our regions - be it our customers, our colleagues or our communities. This year, the team behind MIF have worked hard to make it more accessible than ever before by offering a range of free events across the city which delve into inspiring and thought-provoking topics that really matter within our society.
John McGrath, MIF Artistic Director and Chief Executive said: “We are hugely grateful for the longstanding support of Bruntwood. They have been one of our biggest sponsors since the very first festival, and their vision for Manchester’s future has always been deeply aligned with ours.
“Bruntwood’s commitment to MIF as one of our valued partners enables us to work with the most exciting international artists and a huge range of local communities, and after the challenges of the past year, we align very strongly with their vision for Manchester’s revitalisation. We are proud to partner with Bruntwood for another festival and look forward to continuing to work together as innovators in this thriving and vibrant city.”
Every Festival year, MIF brings extra vibrancy to the city and leaves a lasting cultural legacy. In 2019, the Festival had an economic impact of £50m with over 300,000 visitors. Not only is this good for the Festival, but it's good for businesses in the region, too, bringing new people into the city.
But the work of MIF doesn’t start and end with the 18 day Festival. What you might not know is that the reach of the Festival goes beyond this period and its presence in the city. The team also works closely within communities across the whole of Greater Manchester. Its creative community, ‘My Festival’ is a diverse and accessible network of creative people that engage in public projects and connect the Festival with their communities all year round.
This is a key part of our drive behind supporting organisations such as MIF in our regions, as we aim to help encourage participation in cultural activity to positively impact diversity and wellbeing in our communities.
We’re so proud to have been one of the first to support the internationally renowned event.