What is the Campaign about?

Welsh language information

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  Deputy Director, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
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
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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Family Arts Campaign in Wales

Family Arts Campaign in Wales

A new partnership called Fieldwork is running the campaign in Wales for 2014, having won the contract with the Arts Council of Wales to build on the foundations of the Family Arts Campaign initiative throughout Wales.  Fieldwork is working closely with the central UK campaign team.

The Family Arts Campaign in Wales is being run by Fieldwork in partnership with the central UK Campaign team, supported by funding from the Welsh Government through the Arts Council of Wales.

Momentum is building towards the 2015 Get Creative Family Arts Festival, as Fieldwork continue to collaborate with colleagues across sector networks in Wales to engage them with the Festival and the wide range of resources that the campaign has commissioned and collated.

Information regarding Get Creative Family Arts Festival activities and events in Wales can all be found on the Festival website and or in Welsh here.

Fieldwork is a partnership between Ceri Jones and Chris Ricketts who, together, bring decades of experience of working in arts development, locally and internationally.  For the Family Arts Campaign, Fieldwork has teamed up with PR specialist Penny James and marketing consultant Angharad Wynne.  They can all be contacted through familyarts@fieldworking.co.uk and more information on Fieldwork can be found at www.fieldworking.co.uk

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