Get Creative Family Arts Festival Award Winners Announced!
10 awards have been given to organisations across the UK for their outstanding contribution to the 2016 Get Creative Family Arts Festival
The Get Creative Family Arts Festival Awards took place on Tuesday 14th March 2017 at Circomedia in Bristol and celebrated arts organisations that excelled in the categories of Best Family Event, Best Family Venue, and Best Family Welcome during last year’s Festival, along with new categories Best Age-Friendly Event and Best Family-Friendly Workplace.
Voted for by a panel of expert judges from the arts sector, the Awards recognise the outstanding events that took place within 2016 Festival and the organisations and venues that participated.
And the Winners are…
Best Family Event:
- Arnolfini and partners for Bristol Family Arts Festival Finale
- Big Fish Little Fish and Museum of London Docklands for Hidden Treasures and Sea Legends
- Thelma Hulbert Gallery for Halloween Party
- Orchestras Live and City of London Sinfonia for Lullaby Concerts
Best Family Venue:
Best Family Welcome:
- St George’s Bristol (various events)
- Busy Parents Network and Barber Institute of Fine Art for event Carnival of the Animals
Best Age-Friendly Event
- St Georges Bristol and Cardiff County & Vale of Glamorgan Symphonic Brass for Lunchtime Concert
Best Family-Friendly Workplace
- tutti frutti productions
Audience Choice Award
- Big Fish Little Fish Productions for event Family Rave
- Wigmore Hall for Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom
- Liverpool Phil for Family Concerts
- MishMash Productions for Hubbub
- Discovery Centre and Z-arts for Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park for Capture, Snap, Play: Photography for Tiny Children
- Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Fountation Trust for GOSH Family Arts Week
- Oxford Philharmonic for FUNomusica: Just the Job!
Over 800 organisations took part in the 2016 festival, which took place throughout October 2016. Around 500,000 family members attended one of the 4,000 festival events across the UK.
2017 will see the Family Arts Festival turn into a year-round listings website and promotional campaign championing the arts to families. Sign up to the Family Arts newsletter to be part of the first marketing campaign this May half-term.