Let's work together

Corporate partnerships allow us to adopt a bolder vision and have a greater, long-term impact.

That means more ambitious performances, community engagement opportunities and routes into the creative industries.

Whether local or international, year-round or festival-focused, we offer bespoke partnership packages and would love to discuss how we can work together.

Our experienced team will find imaginative ways to integrate your brand and raise your cultural profile.

We can suggest Factory International events where you can host clients and colleagues. Or help you develop CSR initiatives as part of our programme.

This is a pivotal moment. Factory International will welcome an estimated 850,000 visitors a year, throughout the day and into the night. From local families and young city dwellers to cultural aficionados and tourists.

We aim to boost the region’s economy by £1.1 billion and support up to 1,500 jobs, directly and indirectly, in the coming decade.

This is your chance to invest in Manchester and to help write its next big success story.

Potential levels of support range from Associate Supporter right through to Principal Partner. Our team can also design a bespoke partnership with you.

To get started, please contact our team on supportus@factoryinternational.org.

Success Stories

Bruntwood: MIF19 Official Partner

MIF founding partner Bruntwood reimagines the ways we work and live, and wants to create places for communities to come together. As part of MIF21, some of their buildings were featured in Christine Sun Kim’s Captioning The City. A prompt to ponder what makes a city and to view Manchester from a different angle.

Electricity North West: MIF19 Official Provider

Electricity North West supplied a fleet of electric vehicles to transport artists, performers and crew during MIF21. They also provided consultation to reduce energy consumption at our festival venues. Just part of our commitment to helping Manchester become a zero-carbon city by 2038.

Co-op provided its Fairtrade Ever Ground coffee, tea and hot chocolate – in recyclable cups, of course – to perk up audiences, artists and members at Festival Square.

To help ensure MIF21 was a COVID-safe environment, consumer products group PZ Cussons provided hand sanitisers for our crew and volunteers. They also installed dispensers in all the venues and across the Festival’s sites.

The wellbeing resort group sponsored MIF21 where artist Jeppe Hein conceived Today I Feel Like Manchester. He asked around 1,000 primary school children in Greater Manchester to follow a breathing exercise and then paint a face to show how they felt. These artworks will be on permanent display at Therme Manchester in Trafford from 2023.

Host your own event at Factory International

From VIP pre-show receptions and private hires to large company gatherings and venue takeovers, there are many ways to make Factory International your own for a night or more.

Contact events@factoryinternational.org to discuss your options and make a plan.

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