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Manchester Science Festival 2017

We are delighted to announce that our call for proposals is now open.

Manchester Science Festival is looking for individuals and organisations to partner with us and bring events to our 2017 Festival programme. Please read the MSF17 event organiser information pack for more information before submitting your proposal.

Proposals should be submitted via our online proposal form by Friday 14 April. If you require this form in another format, please get in touch and let us know.

About MSF17

Produced by the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Science Festival (MSF) is a creative, playful and surprising science festival taking place across Greater Manchester. It launched in 2007, and is the largest science festival in England and the North’s premier cultural celebration of all things related to science and innovation.

Dubbed ‘part laboratory, part playground’, the festival invites over 100,000 visitors to take part in 100 unique and extraordinary events every year, ranging from art installations and theatre to comedy, debates and workshop.

Our visitors are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to keep our programme inclusive and accessible to everyone.

The Festival will run from Thursday 19 October – Sunday 29 October 2017.

Our vision

We aspire to be the most bold, creative and ambitious science festival in the UK and to be internationally recognised for creative science engagement.

Our mission

To produce a festival that is part laboratory and part playground. To create a place for surprising, meaningful science, where everyone can join in and ignite their curiosity in science. Together, we test out new ideas to build people’s science capital and explore science creatively.

Key dates

  • Event organisers’ information and networking event: Friday 24 March. Book your place here.
  • Deadline for submissions: Friday 14 April
  • Manchester Science Festival: Thursday 19 October – Sunday 29 October

Any questions?

We look forward to hearing from you, and if have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.