Now in its 55th year, MAC faced a year of challenges with unprecedented funding cuts, while appreciating support from visitors who responded in their thousands to its campaign: If you love us, Help Us, Use Us.
Deborah Kermode, MAC's CEO and Artist Director said: 'I'd like to thank our staff, board, funders and most importantly our visitors for ensuring MAC continues to be a vital gateway to the arts for audiences and artists alike. 2016/17 was a year we expanded our work in diversity, early years and digital practice. And I can confirm our ambitions in these areas and our commitment to deliver artistic excellence remains at the heart of this charity.'
Jonnie Turpie, MAC Chair added: 'In the face of an ever decreasing public purse, income generated by our commercial activities are more important than ever in sustaining our charitable work...as Birmingham and the wider West Midlands enjoy a unified presence, MAC - the Midlands Arts Centre - is well placed to contribute to the region's arts and creative industries young, digital and diverse talent base.'
To see our year in full please download our Annual Review below.
Image front: Vamos Theatre. This page: Barbara Walker