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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Terms & Conditions


• Places on all courses, conferences and events organised by Family Arts Campaign (each an “Event”) are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
• Your details will be added to the Family Arts Campaign mailing list be kept up-to-date with information on details of further Campaign training, under legitimate interest. The Family Arts Campaign will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.
• For all Event bookings, payment is required before the start date of the Event unless mutually agreed otherwise.

Cancellations of Events

• Whilst Family Arts Campaign will make every effort possible to run all Events, we reserve the right to cancel or change any Event if necessary.
• Event information is correct at time of going to press but is subject to change. For the latest information, please visit the relevant page via our Training and Events page at www.familyarts.co.uk/training-events.
• If Family Arts Campaign cancels or changes an Event, you will be entitled to either a full refund of the cost of the Event or a credit for use towards a further Event. Family Arts Campaign will not be liable for any loss, claim, damage, or any incidental or consequential damages of any kind, whether based in contract, tort or otherwise, which arises out of or is in any way connected with an Event cancellation or other change. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed by Family Arts Campaign.
• If you wish to cancel your booking, you must do so via the relevant booking page 7 working days or more prior to the Event. Where less than 7 working days is given full fees will be due (or cancellation charge for free events) and no refund will be issued.
• All bookings may be transferred to another colleague’s name for the same Event however this may not be reflected in the event literature on the day of the Event (i.e. delegate list in the delegate pack) depending on how late Family Arts Campaign receives notification that the name should be transferred.



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