Jez Collins

The Birmingham Music Archives is a cultural and creative arts organisation that captures, documents and celebrates the musical culture of Birmingham. We believe Birmingham’s music history, heritage and culture should be central to the city’s place-making activities, narratives and cultural offer.

The BMA repurposes the materials associated with music history, heritage and culture to develop participatory projects such as exhibitions, tours, talks, youth and community focused projects and broadcast media (films and radio). We currently have an engaged community of over 7000 active citizen archivists across our platforms who upload materials and memories of Birmingham and its music culture. We're currently working on creating street maps related to Birmingham's music for outdoor use to explicitly link music culture to place across the city utilising STEAMhouse's knowledge and equipment to experiment with design and materials.