What is the Campaign about?

Welsh language information

The Family Arts Campaign is a large scale, national collaborative programme led by the visual and performing arts sectors to increase levels of arts engagement by families. The Campaign focuses on three main areas of work:

  • Increasing the amount and range of high-quality content available
  • Increasing the quality of experience
  • Improving marketing

 

Who is the Campaign for?

This Campaign is primarily aimed at increasing and broadening audiences and participants for the visual and performing arts sectors generally, though our work is focused on those organisations who are members of our partner organisations, as well as ACE’s National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs).

Other organisations not part of one of the identified groups above, including museums, libraries, and educational establishements, are also welcome and encouraged to access all aspects of the Campaign.

Who is running the Campaign?

The Family Arts Campaign is an initiative of ten organisations & trade bodies:

Association of British Orchestras Independent Theatre Council Society of London Theatre UK THEATRE_CORE_rgb_100

 

 

 

 

Between 2012 – 2015 the consortium was awarded an initial grant of National Lottery funds by Arts Council England to develop a campaign focusing on the development of family arts engagement. The Campaign is currently funded by ACE until March 2017.

 

The Family Arts Campaign in Wales is being run for the Arts Council of Wales by Fieldwork in partnership with the UK Family Arts Campaign team, until April 2017. fieldworking.co.uk

 

The campaign is overseen by a Project Board:

Michael Eakin (Chair) Chief Executive, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Emma Gladstone Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Dance Umbrella
Cath Hume Executive Director, Arts Marketing Association
Robert O’Dowd Chief Executive, Rose Theatre Kingston
Julia Potts UK Business Development Director, Ambassadors Theatre Group
Shipra Ogra Producer, London Bubble
Derek Aldridge Theatre Director, Wyvern Theatre
Katy Spicer Chief Executive & Artistic Director, efdss
Anne Torreggiani Executive Director, The Audience Agency
Karla Barnacle-Best CEO, Discover Children’s Story Centre
Lisa Mead Artistic Director, Apples and Snakes
Gordon Dalton National Coordinator, Contemporary Visual Arts Network
Gavin Barlow Chief Executive/Artistic Director, The Albany
Cassie Chadderton Head of UK Theatre & Membership Development, UK Theatre
Mark Pemberton Director, Association of British Orchestras
Charlotte Jones Chief Executive, Independent Theatre Council
Julian Bird Chief Executive, Society of London Theatre

Central co-ordination is led by a small team:

Jenny Daly Campaign Manager
Clair Donnelly  Communications & Administration Officer

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Family Arts Conference Report

Thanks to the 300+ delegates and 36 speakers who made this year’s Family Arts Conference such an inspiring day. Whether you were able to attend or not, we hope that the following materials from the day will be helpful in developing your future offer to families.

Morning sessions

  1. Bristol’s arts-based approaches to inclusions and diversity

Breakout sessions (notes and presentations)

  1. Working with older people and families
  2. Marketing to families
  3. Engaging more diverse families
  4. A family-friendly workplace

Afternoon sessions

  1. New research on family audiences
  2. Darren Henley’s speech
  3. New Family Arts Campaign projects

Full report

> Thanks to StageTEXT, you can read a full transcript from the day here.
> Summary: Amy Rose from Theatre Bristol identifies five main themes from the
day.

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