Kuits supports Manchester International Festival 201714 Mar 2017
Kuits Solicitors is once again supporting Manchester International Festival (MIF) as a Corporate Member.
Last week MIF announced its programme for the 2017 festival, which takes place from 29 June to 16 July this year. As the world’s leading festival of all new work created by outstanding international artists, MIF has forged a global reputation and many commissions tour globally – taking Manchester and the MIF brand with them. MIF also has a significant track record in ambitious fundraising, collecting 10% of all the annual corporate giving outside London.
The £2.5 million raised so far this cycle will help ensure that the Festival can continue to develop new work for and in the city, invest in local people, bring international artists to Manchester and reach new audiences abroad.
Artists at the 2017 Festival include Boris Charmatz, Jane Horrocks, New Order, Liam Gillick, Yael Bartana, Arcade Fire, Phil Collins, Underworld, Lucinda Childs, Frank Gehry, John Adams, Thomas Ostermeier and many more.
Kuits will be hosting a client event at the Festival’s exclusive Glass House this summer to celebrate the festival, as well as inviting contacts to attend commissions.
Robert Levy, executive partner at Kuits, commented: “We’re looking forward to introducing our clients and wider network to all of the great things that MIF has to offer. The selection of this year’s programme of special events and world premieres is outstanding, and I know all of us at Kuits are excited for it to begin.
“As a proud Mancunian firm that has operated in the city for over 100 years, we’re especially delighted to once again offer our support to the Festival, ensuring 2017 sees the best year yet.”
John McGrath, the Festival’s new Artistic Director said: “We are incredibly grateful to every one of our funders and sponsors – their support of MIF allows work of the most ambitious and exciting scale to be made right here in Manchester, work which we can then export to Festivals, theatres and arts centres around the world. Their continuing commitment is essential as we work towards the opening of Factory in 2020.”
Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, added: “In just over a decade from its early beginnings in 2005 MIF has helped secure Manchester’s centre-stage position on the global arts scene, and has become a much talked about and anticipated fixture on the international arts calendar.
“It has attracted thousands of visitors from around the world, providing an important economic boost to the city, whilst also inspiring local people to get involved. The calibre of internationally renowned artists, musicians and performers announced for this year’s event shows that MIF is continuing to break new ground, and is set once again to showcase Manchester as the vibrant centre of innovation and creativity that it undoubtedly is.”