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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Exploring the value of arts and culture for families

Limited Early Bird offer £120+VAT available until 1st Dec

The UK’s largest family arts and culture conference will explore the value of family engagement and how we can communicate that value to families, funders and the wider cultural sector.

This event will bring creative professionals together to explore the benefits and challenges of planning, delivering and monitoring accessible and engaging intergenerational cultural opportunities for families.

Join us for a full day of lively discussion, practical seminars, informative key-notes and opportunities to discuss, share and learn from successful family arts interventions.

This event is aimed at leaders, creators, marketers, practitioners, programmers and anyone working with audiences young and old.

Topics and activities will include:

  • Creating intergenerational experiences for older and younger audiences
  • Building interactive experiences for parents and early years
  • World café style workshops to invite all participants to input into and drive forward our national Campaign
  • Reaching diverse families who are hard to reach
  • Evaluating the success of your family work
  • New marketing strategies to help you reach more families
  • Opportunity to attend free drop-in sessions with other Support Sector Organisations who can support your work with families

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Book now to receive a limited free place at:

National Celebrating Age sharing seminar
Monday 11 February 2019, Everyman Theatre Liverpool

National Fantastic for Families Awards Ceremony & Networking evening
Monday 11 February 2019, Everyman theatre Liverpool


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