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If you love us, help us, use us campaign launched at mac

Following the proposed cut from Birmingham City Council, reducing mac Birmingham’s yearly funding for 2017//18 to £120,000, the venue launched its awareness and fundraising campaign – If you love us, help us, use us - via Twitter and Facebook. Unveiled on 14 February - Valentine’s Day, the response has been overwhelmingly positive from visitors – with over 102,000 people reached and 954 shares via Facebook in addition to over 9,000 people seeing the tweet two days later. The audience reach via social media continues rise.

The campaign highlights the many ways people can donate and help mac, to ensure they continue to provide great art for everyone across the city. Ideas include seeing an additional show or screening, buying a coffee or donating directly to mac.

Visitors can donate in the following ways:

Since the launch of the campaign, mac has received wonderful messages of support from its many visitors.

Facebook responses include:

‘Every Saturday and Sunday we'll be there after Park Run & Junior Park Run, spending in café, looking at exhibitions – you guys are ace – you got this!’ – Imandeep Kaur

‘Art, family, friends, first time theatre, space to nurture talent and the best place that reflects the true diversity of this city.’ - Andy Fowles

‘I have used it since my son was born as a haven from the rain, when I had pushed him miles to get there, provider of good coffee and tasty food, superb exhibitions, films, open air theatre and most recently an excellent conference centre. It is so full of life.....’ - Emma Collier.

To find out more about mac’s: If you love us, help us, use us campaign or to make a donation visit: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/support

Every Saturday and Sunday we'll be there after Park Run & Junior Park Run, spending in café, looking at exhibitions – you guys are ace – you got this!’

Imandeep Kaur​ - mac visitor

I have used it since my son was born as a haven from the rain, when I had pushed him miles to get there, provider of good coffee and tasty food, superb exhibitions, films, open air theatre and most recently an excellent conference centre. It is so full of life.....’

Emma Collier