What is the Campaign about?

Welsh language information

The Family Arts Campaign is a large scale, national collaborative programme led by the visual and performing arts sectors to increase levels of arts engagement by families. The Campaign focuses on three main areas of work:

  • Increasing the amount and range of high-quality content available
  • Increasing the quality of experience
  • Improving marketing

 

Who is the Campaign for?

This Campaign is primarily aimed at increasing and broadening audiences and participants for the visual and performing arts sectors generally, though our work is focused on those organisations who are members of our partner organisations, as well as ACE’s National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs).

Other organisations not part of one of the identified groups above, including museums, libraries, and educational establishements, are also welcome and encouraged to access all aspects of the Campaign.

Who is running the Campaign?

The Family Arts Campaign is an initiative of ten organisations & trade bodies:

Association of British Orchestras Independent Theatre Council Society of London Theatre UK THEATRE_CORE_rgb_100

 

 

 

 

Between 2012 – 2015 the consortium was awarded an initial grant of National Lottery funds by Arts Council England to develop a campaign focusing on the development of family arts engagement. The Campaign is currently funded by ACE until March 2017.

 

The Family Arts Campaign in Wales is being run for the Arts Council of Wales by Fieldwork in partnership with the UK Family Arts Campaign team, until April 2017. fieldworking.co.uk

 

The campaign is overseen by a Project Board:

Michael Eakin (Chair) Chief Executive, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Emma Gladstone Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Dance Umbrella
Cath Hume Executive Director, Arts Marketing Association
Robert O’Dowd Chief Executive, Rose Theatre Kingston
Julia Potts UK Business Development Director, Ambassadors Theatre Group
Shipra Ogra Producer, London Bubble
Derek Aldridge Theatre Director, Wyvern Theatre
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
Gordon Dalton National Coordinator, Contemporary Visual Arts Network
Gavin Barlow Chief Executive/Artistic Director, The Albany
Cassie Chadderton Head of UK Theatre & Membership Development, UK Theatre
Mark Pemberton Director, Association of British Orchestras
Charlotte Jones Chief Executive, Independent Theatre Council
Julian Bird Chief Executive, Society of London Theatre

Central co-ordination is led by a small team:

Jenny Daly Campaign Manager
Clair Donnelly  Communications & Administration Officer

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Standards Resources

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Family Arts Standards Case Studies (2013-14)

The Family Arts Campaign and the Family & Childcare Trust have developed the Family Arts
Standards to address a need for guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations.
The case studies and tips sheets below form a series that supports the Family Arts Standards and accompanying guidance for arts organisations.

To find out more about the Family Arts Standards and how to implement them click here.

Theatre by the Lake Programming for Families
Restaurant and Refreshments Tips
Developing Family Friendly Productions with Touring Companies
Delivering Sessions for the Under 5’s
Introducing classical music to families
Family Dance Workshops – English National Ballet
Family Programming – Lyric Hammersmith

 



Family Arts Standards Booster Seats Guide
To be used alongside the Family Arts Standards, this guidance is designed to help organisations consider the needs of families attending an arts experience.

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