Connect and share

Effective collaboration, partnership working and networking can all help to strengthen your family offer.  

Explore this page to find how Family Arts Campaign can help you to connect with arts and non-arts partners working to ensure families have access to highquality familyfriendly arts activities across the UK.

Would you like to join a Family Arts regional network?  

We have 13 regional Family Arts Networks across the UK. These networks include strategic groups of arts and community partners working together to improve local family engagement. Want to find out if there is a Network near you or get support on starting your own Family Arts group?  

Power of Partnerships

How can the culture sector help families during the Cost of Living Crisis?

Ahead of our Family Arts Conference Sallyanne Flemons, North East Family Arts Ambassador, shares insights and thinking from experts in Poverty Proofing and ways to support low income families.

Key Learnings from the Network Ambassador Programme

A year on from our initial Network Ambassadors programme, we’re pleased to be continuing and building on our work with Family Arts Networks and Network Ambassadors across the UK. We take a look back at the key learnings from the initial three year programme.

Leadership: Thoughts on Connection, Collaboration and Communities

Ahead of our National Leadership Symposium, we asked our event speakers to tell us why families matter and how better cultural leadership can make a difference.

Supporting Families through the North East Family Arts Network

Network Ambassador Sallyanne Flemons shares learnings and insights from the programme and its impact on both regional organisations and the families they support.

A child is colouring in an illustration. An elderly person is sitting nearby.

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...

Booklet from the family arts activity packs

Holli Graham: Family arts packs shared via community food banks

Cumbria has faced some unique challenges and opportunities during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Lou Taylor putting together creative packs at Children's Scrapstore

Lou Taylor – Reaching families in need with creative resource packs

Thousands of family resource packs were distributed to the least culturally-engaged families in Bristol...

Network Ambassadors

With the support from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, we work with five Family Arts Network Ambassadors in Bristol, Cumbria, Sunderland, Manchester and the North East region.

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
Kids in Museums work with museums, heritage sites and cultural organisations nationwide to make them more welcoming for children, young people and families
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.

Email Anna

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

Email Sophie

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


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