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 Head of Campaign
Clair Donnelly Project Manager

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News

World Café – your chance to feed into our national Campaign

Thanks to delegates at the recent Manchester Family Arts Network sharing seminar for taking part in the Family Arts Campaign evaluation with our preliminary World Cafe evaluation session.

We’re looking forward to gathering feedback on a larger scale at this February’s Family Arts Conference, where Family Arts Campaign’s independent evaluators Sue Potts and Maria Brewste will use the World Café technique to invite delegates to join an interactive session concerning Family Arts Values.

The World Café is a ‘social technology’ methodology which encourages creative conversations, networking and bringing forth new knowledge which can only be gained through social interaction. The session will be fun, interesting, will hopefully provoke new thinking and encourage you to make connections with delegates within your field, as well as being vital input into the Campaign’s future direction.

The Family Arts Conference is the UK’s largest family arts and culture event and will explore the value of family engagement and how we can communicate that value to families, funders and the wider cultural sector. Taking place Tuesday 12 February 2019 at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. Read the full programm here.

> Book for Family Arts Conference 2019

Feedback from Manchester Family Arts Network:

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