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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Training & Events

Training & Events


To access our free online Family Arts training click here.

For details of training events being offered by the Family Arts Campaign and our partners see below:

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Celebrating Age Sharing Seminar

Date: 14th September 2018

New Victoria Theatre
near Stoke-on-Trent
12.30pm – 4.30pm

Family Arts Campaign’s next ‘Celebrating Age’ Sharing Seminar will bring together recipients of Arts Council England and Baring Foundation Celebrating Age funding, along with the wider sector.

The afternoon will include:

  • a workshop with Magic Me, sector leaders in intergenerational working
  • insights and practical recommendations for age-friendly working
  • chance to meet and network with cultural professionals working towards age inclusivity in a wide variety of contexts across the first and second rounds of Celebrating Age projects
  • an update from Imogen Blood, national evaluator for the Celebrating Age projects

Getting to the venue

Stoke-on-Trent train station is a 10-minute drive from the theatre. There is a taxi rank directly outside the train station entrance.

First Potteries bus routes 4 and 4a, serving Newcastle and Hanley, stop directly outside the theatre, a short walk to our main entrance.

Parking information can be found here.

Book here

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Culture Cares Conference 2018

Date: 30th October 2018

At Derby Theatre, supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and in partnership with the Family Arts Campaign.

How arts and culture are making a positive impact and creating pathways in the lives of young people in and leaving care.

Join us for an insightful and lively conversation between the cultural and care sectors, as we highlight a range of innovative approaches that are creating positive outcomes for young people.

Keynote speaker confirmed as British author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay MBE, with performances made with young people in care.

Earlybird Offer – Book Now and Save
Early bird discount offer available until 31 July 2018

£35 – Individuals & freelance artists
(£50 thereafter)

£50 –Cultural Organisations, charities & local authorities
(£75 thereafter)

£120 – Businesses & Universities
(£150 thereafter)

Who Is This Event For?
This event is for arts and specialist practitioners, policy makers and professionals involved in supporting young people both in and leaving the care system.

If you are from any of the below professions, we’d love to have you join us and share your expert knowledge on the day.

– Arts & Cultural Practitioners
– Local Authority Care Teams
– Funders & Policy Makers
– Residential Children’s Homes
– Virtual School Heads
– Social Workers and Key Workers
– Academics & Researchers
– Charities supporting Children and Young People
– Foster Carers
– Personal Advisers / Mentors
– Careers Advisers

Book now

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