Factory International is the organisation behind Manchester International Festival (MIF) and the landmark new cultural space, Aviva Studios, which opens its doors in 2023 – helping to put Manchester on the map as a world-leading destination for art.
Producing an ambitious year-round programme of original creative work, music and special events, Factory International builds on the magic of MIF – which has captivated crowds from Manchester and beyond since 2007.
Audiences can catch world-class acts and Manchester’s rising stars at Aviva Studios – the brand-new venue designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) – as well as online, internationally and at the city-wide Festival held every other year.
Rooted in Manchester, Factory International cements the city’s status as a place known for its cutting-edge art and innovation. Building on MIF’s record of working with communities and providing jobs, training and creative opportunities for local people, Factory International champions the residents of Greater Manchester.
MIF will continue to take over the city every two years, using the venue as its base. With the next edition of the festival also set for 2023, there's never been a better time to join our team.
Want to join us? At Factory International we’ll be:
• Finding new ways to think about, bring to life and distribute our work
• Offering opportunities for employment, training and learning across the region
• Establishing an open, far-reaching and sustainable space for exploration – loved locally and celebrated worldwide
So it’s official: we are shooting for the stars. Can you help? Whether you are a technical whizz that leaves no margin for error or someone that really gets customer service, an early starter learning the ropes or a wise head ready to take the lead, we want to hear from you.
We’re also training the creative workforce of the future through the Factory Academy, supporting artists to realise their potential, and working with local communities to build our programme. But we don’t stop at Manchester – we take our work to partner venues and festivals all around the world and create extraordinary digital experiences – inviting everyone to play in our virtual world.