MAC BIRMINGHAM EXISTS TO MAKE INNOVATIVE, CREATIVE ARTS ACTIVITIES AN IMPORTANT PART OF PEOPLE'S LIVES.
During the 1950s Birmingham residents Mollie Randle and her husband John English had a vision: to create an arts centre for local children and young people. In 1962, their dream was realised when Birmingham City Council granted them 8. 6 acres of land in Cannon Hill Park and The Midlands Arts Centre for Children and Young People opened its doors for the first time. Mac – as it became known - was ahead of its time. With a belief in the value of lifelong learning and participation in the arts, mac birmingham continues to bring together artists, both aspiring and professional, to create new work across a wide range of art forms.
Since it was founded, mac birmingham has introduced over 10 million people to the arts, and is now used by over 25% of the city's population each year. We enjoy strong relationships with our two key stakeholders – Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England, West Midlands - and remain true to our founding mission.
mac birmingham aims to:
- mac birmingham aims to ensure that everyone has access to arts activities. We support and develop both established and emerging artists of all ages, and provide a variety of ways to engage with art.
Established: May 1962
Registered Charity Number: 528979
Phone number: 07703 25 77 01
Address: mac birmingham Cannon Hill Park Birmingham B12 9QHView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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