MIA was founded in 1988 to present international, multi-cultural and animatory events in Greater Manchester and the North West.
Our last 12 years have been devoted mostly to
organising large vibrant festivals in the centres of towns, involving street performers, visual installations, circus, music, pageantry and fireworks.
creating The garden of delights, a weekend ‘pleasure garden’ in a Manchester park
producing installations that last for several days in one place that transform that site and offer countless opportunities for public engagement and interaction.
In all of our work, we have brought many of the most wonderful, engaging, imaginative and colourful companies from Britain and abroad, often for the first time, to Greater Manchester and the region.
Our festival work has an all-important goal – to create an exciting, energising atmosphere in a town or city centre that maximises its existing potential – shops, cafes, restaurants, open spaces and squares – by the addition of carefully chosen special events.