The Massachusetts Int’l Festival of the Arts (MIFA) has presented great art since 1994 with artists like Mikhail Baryshnikov, Vanessa Redgrave, Hal Holbrook, Eddie Palmieri, William Kentridge and London’s Globe Theatre along with wonderful Massachusetts artists and institutions.
To date MIFA has presented 313 events with 1,972 artists from 57 international and national companies including 29 company debuts in America and 13 world premieres. Since 2005 MIFA has sponsored and helped present Holyoke based events such as Enchanted Circle Theater, Celebrate Holyoke, Latin Jazz Festival, the Annual Brick CoWorkshop Anniversary, and Next Stop Holyoke. To date, sponsoring 108 Holyoke based community events.
MIFA’s mission is to present the finest examples of contemporary practice in the performing, visual and literary arts for the purposes of educating, entertaining and enriching lives. MIFA serves the economic revitalization of Holyoke through the preservation and reopening of the historic landmark Victory Theatre.