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
Gavin Barlow Chief Executive/Artistic Director, The Albany
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

Central co-ordination is led by a small team:

Anna Dever Campaign Manager
Clair Donnelly Project Manager

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Connect with other arts orgs working with older people

Flourishing Lives is a coalition of arts, health and wellbeing organisations taking a creative and aspirational approach to supporting richer, more independent lives for older people.

FL connect practitioners, day centres, arts organisations, and community outreach programmes so that knowledge, research and resources can be shared and the very highest level of practice can be established across the sector.

They provide free workshops and networking sessions for arts and health professionals, offering practical support on topics such as evaluation methods, fundraising and co-production.

They also deliver a CPD-accredited Relational Practice training course, which provides a practical framework and skill set to help you develop effective and genuine interpersonal connections with the people who engage with your services.

Their website, flourishinglives.org, offers a platform for organisations and practitioners to connect with each other and engage in thought leadership. Please do register on the forum and be a part of that conversation.

The Family Arts Campaign also hold a number of Age-Friendly resources on our website, including the Age-Friendly Standards.

> Find out more about Flourishing Lives

> Access Family Arts Age-Friendly Resources

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