This year, MAC is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a pioneering arts centre in Birmingham. Throughout 2022, we will look back over six decades of the centre, rediscovering its history since 1962, and celebrating the people and communities that have shaped its present and future.

We will be launching our MAC at 60 season this autumn, with an exciting programme of theatre, exhibitions, cinema, special events, and creative courses. More news coming soon.

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Public Call Out: Be Part of an Exhibition Celebrating MAC's 60th Anniversary


Would you like to be part of a public exhibition celebrating 60 years of MAC? 

From autumn 2022 we are proudly kicking off a celebratory season for our 60th anniversary. A History of MAC in 60 Objects is an exhibition about your personal experiences with Midlands Arts Centre and how it has contributed to the everyday lives of residents, artists, visitors, and former and current staff. 

We are looking for people to submit personal objects associated with MAC from 1962 to the present day. These objects can be anything that tells a story about you and MAC, from photographs to ceramics, tickets, pieces of music, posters, visual art, videos, documents, stories, poems, or even puppets! 

When did you first encounter MAC? Is there an event you attended that has stuck with you? A performance that inspired you? Something you made on a course that’s become part of the furniture? A personal memory of a time when MAC played a significant role in your life? 

If you have an object that tells a story about your connection to MAC, we would love to hear from you.

From September 2022 - January 2023, 60 objects chosen from across the 6 decades of MAC’s existence will be exhibited around public spaces in the venue.

To enter your object, please complete the submission form below including the following information: 

  • The object’s title 
  • An image of your object 
  • 100 words about your object (why was it made? Who made it? What is its significance to you and to the MAC?) 
  • Send this info to macat60@macbirmingham.co.uk by Sunday 10 April. 

While we would love to include all entries, only 60 objects will be selected for this exhibition by our panel of MAC alumni. If your object has been selected, you will be notified by Sun 1 May 2022. 

Let’s celebrate 60 years of the MAC and the people who made it the place it is today! 

#MACmemories 

A History of MAC in 60 Years Submission Form