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Midlands Arts Centre, Access and Inclusive Award 2024, West Midlands Tourism Awards

We are thrilled to have won the award for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism at this year’s West Midlands Tourism Awards with Visit Birmingham.

Debbie Kermode, MAC’s CEO & Artistic Director, acknowledged the importance of this recognition for our arts charity.

"We’re absolutely thrilled to be have won the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award. Here at MAC, inclusivity is in everything we do, in all our future planning across all our creative programmes, and in our capital imvestment.

"In the last few years, we’ve worked really hard to make our centre as inclusive as possible, and that includes improvements our new music recording studios, ceramics studios, and the installation of our Changing Places facility."

We are so proud that the judge’s comments acknowledged how inclusion is central to our culture, and accessibility is at the forefront of staff knowledge and programmes.

We will always strive to improve our access offer, and look forward to the progress we will continue to make as an organisation for and with our communities. With thanks to our staff and congratulations to our fellow nominees and winners.