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:
Family Arts Campaign in Wales: Workshops for Practitioners
Date: 4th March 2017
10am to 5pm
Theatre for Families
Gill’s company, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, makes exceptional work for younger audiences and families. Their wonderful production White has toured the world and been performed 1,263 times. Expect a playful day exploring practically how Gill and the company make such rich, enjoyable work.
Family Arts Conference 2017
Date: 15th March 2017
St George’s Bristol and Watershed, Bristol
Over 30 speakers confirmed so far for this major cross-artform event exploring age, diversity and inclusion in family arts.
Chief Executive of Arts Council England, Darren Henley will join us to welcome arts professionals from across the UK to learn and share best practice in working with families.
Including speakers from a wide range of organisations including Arnolfini, Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham, Z-arts, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
10am Registration and coffee
10.30am Morning sessions: Bristol’s arts-based approaches to inclusion and diversity and celebrating age
Deputy Mayor of Bristol Cllr Estella Tincknell will speak on the role of arts in diverse and socio-economically disparate cities.
Bristol Family Arts Network, organisers of the large-scale Bristol Family Arts Festival, on diversity and inclusion at the heart of Bristol’s cultural provision. Keynote from Clare Karslake from Arnolfini, Roseanna Dias from Watershed, and Amy Harrison from The Architecture Centre.
UK & international perspectives on welcoming older people as part of the family experience from Kate Organ, expert on arts and ageing and former consultant for Baring Foundation, Heidi Wiley from Art of Aging (European Theatre Convention), and Gabbi Mesters from European initiative Long Live Arts. Chaired by Charlotte Jones from Independent Theatre Council.
12.50pm Lunch provided at St Georges Bristol
2pm Breakout sessions
Working with older people and families: panel session with Emma Robinson from Age Cymru and its Chaired by Kate Organ.Gwanwyn Festival, Jill Rezzano from New Vic Stoke and its Ages and Stages programme, Fergus Early from Green Candle Dance Company, and Susan Langford MBE, Director of Magic Me. Chaired by Kate Organ.
Marketing to families: a panel session with Sharna Jackson, Children’s Content Creator, Sara Lock Associate Editor of CultureHive, Kate Mroczkowski from Spektrix as well as marketing teams from leading UK family arts organisations, discussing innovative approaches to reaching families.
Engaging more diverse families: panel session with Liz O’Neill from of Z-arts, Emma Spencer from Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Rachel Clarke from Knowle West Media Centre, Nikki Locke from East Durham Creates, and Rowan Hoban, Director of Wild Rumpus and Just So Festival.
A family-friendly workplace: how family-friendly is the arts sector to its employees? Panel session with Anna Ehnold-Danailov and Cassie Raine, co-founders of Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA), and Nicola Smith, Founder of We Are Resident, who provide international residency opportunities for parents working as artists.
3.30pm Afternoon sessions: approaches to access, research findings and future activity
Approaches to access: panel session including Chris Proctor from Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham, Karen Townsend from ATG, Victoria Grant from Manchester Museums as well as contributions from Stagetext.
Keynote: Leo Sharrock, Director of Data Platforms at The Audience Agency and Jonathon Blackburn, Senior Policy and Research Officer at Arts Council England, present findings from new research on family audiences and participation.
Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, on the past, present and future of family arts and its importance to Arts Council England’s strategic plan.
Family Arts Campaign Manager Jenny Daly on new initiatives and ways to engage with the Family Arts Campaign.
5.30-6.30pm Networking drinks reception
Tuesday 14th March 5.30pm, Circomedia, Portland Square, Bristol
“So many interesting things: hearing about a range of offers for families was very useful.”
Family Arts Campaign in Wales: Workshops for Practitioners
Date: 18th March 2017
& 19 March 2017
Dance for families
In partnership with Groundwork Pro.
Belgian company Kabinet K make some of the most daring dance productions you’ll find for younger audiences. Their latest piece, Horses, continues to push their exploration of work performed by adults and children. Their critically acclaimed production Raw was presented at last year’s Edinburgh International Festival. This will be a practice based workshop delving into Joke and Klimt’s work.
To book your place please email email@example.com.
Engaging Harder to Reach Families
Date: 21st March 2017
The Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil
7th March, Pontio, Bangor.
10am to 4.30pm
Led by Angharad Wynne
Explore how you can broaden and deepen the reach of your work in this workshop led by Angharad Wynne. With case studies from Pioneer Area projects, good practice guidance and opportunities to network you’ll head home with practical ideas and a clearer sense of how your work sits alongside wider public sector priorities.
Safeguarding for Performing Arts Companies
Date: 12th July 2017
10am – 5pm
This course run by our partners the Independent Theatre Council aims to help you identify and understand safeguarding concerns, issues and responsibilities when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
By the end of the course you will have explored and have an understanding of:
‘It was useful to think about the subject in more depth and get ideas on how to develop a policy.’ Ellen Chambers
This course is an informal seminar with plenty of opportunity for questions, discussion and learning from fellow-participants’ experiences.
The course is aimed primarily at those that work with and provide performing arts activities and performances for and with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Roger Lang is an experienced general manager and administrative director who has worked with a number of leading theatre companies, including Oily Cart which works with very young children and children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, and Spare Tyre which creates participatory work with people aged 60 plus, including those with dementia, and learning disabled adults. He also worked for ITC as its Young People’s Theatre Manager.
Book three weeks in advance for our early bird offer of £100+VAT (£120) for ITC members and £160+VAT (£192) for non-members.
The full price of the course is £125+VAT (£150) for ITC members and £175+VAT (£210) for non-members.