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We know that together we can have a bigger impact on families, whether that’s through collaboration or sharing knowledge.

Family Arts Campaign can support you to build partnerships, local networks and share with peers near and far. Explore this page to find how you can connect with us and others, all working to ensure families have access to high quality family friendly arts activities across the UK.

Are you part of a regional network?

Family Arts Networks are a way for organisations to work together, providing support for reaching and engaging with more diverse families, sharing knowledge to better understand family needs, and ensuring their area provides a wide range of quality family arts experiences. We currently have 14 Networks across the UK and welcome the creation of new ones.

Power of Partnerships

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TOGETHERFEST: Partnership working to engage diverse families

Tracy Linsley, Family Inclusion Officer at Tees Valley Museums, tells...

Screenshot from a Zoom call with Elders

Co-creation, Innovation and Partnerships with Elders: Royal Exchange Theatre

Nominated for the Best Age Friendly Outreach in the Fantastic...

We’re looking for freelance support on digital, marketing and comms

The cultural landscape for family arts engagement has changed dramatically...

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Insight Interviews – Local Family Arts Ambassadors

Ambassadors from across the UK share challenges, successes and recommendations for organisations considering working collaboratively in their area as a local family arts network.

Fantastic for Families Awards 2021

The Fantastic for Families Awards celebrate the wealth of outstanding...

People of various ages around a table with symbols in a library. They are looking at a small object together.

Grant opportunity: Libraries Connected & Family Arts Campaign

Libraries Connected, in partnership with The Family Arts Campaign, are...

Booklet from the family arts activity packs

Holli Graham: Family arts packs shared via community food banks

Yemi produced a 12–page booklet featuring content from 5 network organisations and venues

Lou Taylor putting together creative packs at Children's Scrapstore

Lou Taylor – Reaching families in need with creative resource packs

Yemi produced a 12–page booklet featuring content from 5 network organisations and venues

Network Ambassador Programme

We work with six Family Arts Network Ambassadors in Bristol, Cumbria, North-East England, Sunderland, Derby and Manchester.

Ambassadors work with the central team at the Family Arts Campaign to build upon community relationships in their Networks and further encourage family engagement. In addition, the regional Ambassadors work together nationally to share best practice for dissemination through the Family Arts Campaign national learning programme and resources.

Family Arts Campaign Partners that can support your work

AMA(Arts Marketing Association) supports the arts, culture and heritage sector to reach more audiences with their training, resources, and networking.
The Audience Agency is a mission-led charity: their purpose is to enable cultural organisations to use national data to increase their relevance, reach and resilience
The Audience Agency is a mission-led charity: their purpose is to enable cultural organisations to use national data to increase their relevance, reach and resilience
ITC (The Independent Theatre Council) represents, supports and develops the professional performing arts in the UK.
One Dance UK is the sector support organisation leading the way to a stronger, more vibrant and more diverse dance sector.
Society of London Theatre is an organisation that works with and on behalf of its Members to champion theatre and the performing arts.
UK Theatre supports organisations and individuals in the performing arts at any stage of their career, through a range of training, events and other professional services.
The ABO represents the collective interests of professional orchestras, youth ensembles and the wider classical music industry throughout the UK.

Meet the core team

Anna Dever

Head of Campaign

My most memorable creative experience as a child was…

going to Withington
Library with my mum
and being amazed I
could choose a big stack
of books to take home!

Arts for families is important…

because it’s open and
accessible to everyone.

Talk to Anna about
building partnerships
& strategic opportunities.

anna.dever@thealbany.org.uk

Rukhsana Jahangir

Campaign Manager

My most memorable creative experience as a child was…

inhabiting magical worlds of
inner imagination through
being a total bookworm!

Arts for families is important…

because shared arts
experiences can be
deeply transformative.

Talk to Rukhsana
about learning, awards,
partnerships and regional
networks.

rukhsana.jahangir@thealbany.org.uk

Sophie Erin Evans

Digital Marketing Manager

My most memorable creative experience as a child was…

creating my own worlds through painting, drawing and filling notebooks full of stories and poems!

Arts for families is important…

because it celebrates that everyone sees the world in different ways.

Talk to Sophie about your
inspiring stories and
marketing
 collaborations.

sophie.evans@thealbany.org.uk

Daniela Gerstmann

Freelance Marketing Officer

My most memorable arts experience as a child was…

Der Käsemond, a musical!
At age 10, I plagiarized it
for a puppet show about
nan’s neighbours.

Arts for families is important…

because “the arts” can be
off-putting. Family events
can open doors.

Talk to Daniela about
family listings, emojis
and how to write inviting
marketing copy

info@fantasticforfamilies.com

Meet the
Project Board

Family Arts Campaign is
led by a strategic board of
representatives from ten
organisations and trade
bodies.

Meet the
Ambassadors

Across the country, six
Family Arts Network
Ambassadors support arts
organisations and feedback
to the campaign.

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Image credits:
First Image – Theatr Iolo, Hoof
Second Image – Swaledale Festival
Third Image – Children’s Scrapstore

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and best practice

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being brought to life for families