Since 2018, Kate has led on Accessibility for Manchester International Festival (MIF) – a biennial, artist-led festival presenting original new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. MIF works with emerging and world-renowned artists from to create dynamic new work, staged in established venues and found spaces across Greater Manchester. MIF will also run The Factory, the new world-class cultural space currently being built in the heart of Manchester. Kate has a background in third and public sector organisations as a producer, trainer and board member.
This interview is an additional opportunity to showcase our presenters’ work, pathways to practice and explore the stand out moments and challenges in their career to date.
Manchester international Festival (MIF) brings together artists from different art forms and backgrounds to create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, which they stage in a rich tapestry of venues across Greater Manchester – from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks. They work closely with venues, festivals and other cultural organisations around the world, whose financial and creative input helps to make many of these projects possible and guarantees that they have a life after each Festival has ended.
They work widely within communities around Manchester with My Festival, MIF’s creative community. My Festival is a diverse network of creative people who are forging closer connections with MIF – taking part in public projects, connecting the Festival to their communities, and joining our programmes of training activities, workshops and other special events.