Fantastic for Families Awards 2021


Please note that applications for the 2021 awards have now closed

The Fantastic for Families Awards celebrate the wealth of outstanding creative provision for families across the UK.

This year’s awards will celebrate the extraordinary creativity and resilience that the cultural sector has shown during the global pandemic.

In the last year, we have experienced huge challenges to develop and deliver creative experiences and content for families. Despite this, cultural providers have adapted their work to create fantastic activities, resources and programmes for families of all backgrounds.

We also want to celebrate the remarkable efforts to continue to support older generations with creative and social opportunities during the pandemic – we are awarding an Age-Friendly Outreach award to recognise the particular work developed in this area.

Whether you are a venue who has translated your work to socially distanced/outdoor settings, a producer who has developed online content, or an artist who has created packs or resources for families in need, we want to hear from you!

Entries will be judged by an expert panel drawn from the Family Arts Campaign Consortium. Awards will be presented in an online ceremony as part of the 2021 Family Arts Campaign Conference which will take place in Autumn 2021.

Who can apply?

Application is by self-nomination. Applications are open to any UK-based cultural organisation or cultural activity organiser operating during the 2020/21 pandemic between March 2020 – April 2021. Awards will recognise activities/events/initiatives that took place during this period

To be eligible for an Award, your organisation must have first signed up to the Family Arts Standards and/or the Age-Friendly Standards. Please follow the links for information on how to register.

Your organisation should also be using to promote any family-focused activities/events.

The categories

Awards will be given in the following categories.

  • Best Family Arts Activity
  • Best Age-Friendly Outreach
  • Audience Impact and Innovation Award

Full criteria for each award is detailed in the application form, along with further information about the application process.

You can apply for more than one category if you wish, but each organisation or individual may only submit one entry per category.

Applications and supporting material should be emailed to by the application deadline of 6pm Wednesday 21st July 2021. 

Best of luck with your application!

Apply now

8 June 2021