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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Apply for a Fantastic for Families Award

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You have 6 weeks to submit your application for a national Fantastic for Families Award!

Whether you are part of a venue or a company, a library, a museum or heritage site, or you’re an artist or a producer, you can apply for a national Fantastic for Families Award.

The Fantastic for Families Awards (previously the Family Arts Festival Awards) celebrate the wealth of outstanding performances, activities, and arts and cultural events for families taking place across the UK.

Entries are now open – you have just 6 weeks to complete and submit your entry for one or more of the following awards:

• Best Family Event
• Best Family Welcome
• Best Family Venue
• Best Age-Friendly Welcome

The Fantastic for Families Awards are judged by a panel of experts and leaders in family arts and culture, and are a great way to demonstrate your expertise to families.

“Winning the Best Family Welcome Award was a great boost for Busy Parents Network! We’re a small team, and we always strive to go the extra mile. It was wonderful to have our efforts recognised. We’ve featured our Award widely within our marketing and it has helped build our reputation.”

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: 12pm Friday 7th December 2018.
We will unfortunately be unable to consider entries past this deadline.

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