What is the Campaign about?

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The Family Arts Campaign is a national Sector Support Organisation funded by Arts Council England to raise family engagement with arts and culture.

Since our beginnings in 2012, we have focused on three main areas of work:

  • Increasing the amount and range of artistic work available to families
  • Increasing the quality of experience for families
  • Improving marketing to reach more families

 

We are here to support National Portfolio Organisations, museums, libraries, community groups, individuals, and anyone else looking to better connect families with arts and culture.

You can take part by signing up to the free Family Arts Standards and Age-Friendly Standards quality-marks, by attending training and events, or accessing our online resources library. You can also promote all of your family and age-friendly events for free as part of our Fantastic for Families  campaign.

Who is running the Campaign?

We are a cross-sector and cross-artform initiative steered by a consortium of ten organisations and trade bodies. Our lead partner organisation is The Albany.

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The campaign is overseen by a Project Board:

Helen Featherstone  CEO, Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust
Cassie Chadderton Head of UK Theatre & Membership Development, UK Theatre
Charlotte Jones Chief Executive, Independent Theatre Council
Cath Hume Executive Director, Arts Marketing Association
Robert O’Dowd Chief Executive, Rose Theatre Kingston
Julian Bird Chief Executive, Society of London Theatre
Matthew Swann Chief Executive, City of London Sinfonia
Mark Pemberton Director, Association of British Orchestras
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
Paula Graham-Gazzard National Coordinator, Contemporary Visual Arts Network
Gavin Barlow Chief Executive/Artistic Director, The Albany

Central co-ordination is led by a small team:

Anna Dever Campaign Manager
Clair Donnelly Project Manager

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Promoting your events: new partnerships & live event feeds

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A big part of our work at the Family Arts Campaign is supporting your existing marketing activity for your family events through our Fantastic for Families campaign.

You can be part of the year-round Fantastic for Families promotional campaign by uploading a listing of your family events to fantasticforfamilies.com. Whilst we think that this website is a great one-stop-shop for families looking for activities to take part in together, we’re also reaching out to other places where families are looking and visiting regularly. A range of new partnerships and event feeds will mean that your listing will appear in multiple national and local family-facing channels as well as our central website.

The live event feed system also means that if you update your event details via the Fantastic for Families database, your listing will be automatically updated across all partner sites.

All of our partners have a large reach and an established network of families. Our partners so far are:

We’re working hard to expand our reach to families and adding to this list of partners.

Upload an event listing to fantasticforfamilies.com

 

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