Shortlisted for 2022 Awards

30 Stories of Family Arts:

Men Who Make was developed in response to growing need during the pandemic, where intense isolation left many in mental health crisis with older men particularly at risk.

Men Who Make is a creative provision for this group to make social connections, learn new skills, share knowledge, build confidence, develop tools for self-nurture and improve mental health and wellbeing.

Through ‘shoulder to shoulder’ support, weekly courses focused on various making processes, incorporating a creative approach to mental health, wellbeing and social prescribing, supported by citywide partnerships.Sessions provide gentle environments to learn and share skills, developing confidence and agency.

Fabrica is an arts charity presenting a year-round programme of high-quality art exhibitions, projects, and engagement for 25+ years. They want everyone to have opportunities to engage with creativity and strive to remove barriers in access. They support people to connect through creativity via person-centred, co-produced provisions with health and wellbeing at the core of what they do.

Fabrica has been shortlisted for the Audience Impact & Innovation Award in the 2022 Fantastic for Families Awards. Winners will be announced on 16 November 2022 in the free online awards ceremony.

You can discover all 30 Stories of Family Arts here. If you’d like to discover more fantastic organisations that meet our Family Arts Standards or Age-Friendly Standards explore the Fantastic for Families Directory.

Photography by Phoebe Wingrove

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