Connect

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 12 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

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

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

Booklet from the family arts activity packs

Yemi Bolatiwa: Collaboratively creating arts packs to reach new families

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

Cumbria Family Arts Ambassador Holli Graham holding a creative pack with activity sheets and materials in

Supporting vulnerable families with creative packs

Cumbria Family Arts Ambassador Holli Graham shares how creative packs were used during the pandemic to reach vulnerable families.

Bridges across the Wear in Sunderland, lit up in the evening

Sunderland Family Arts Network over the years

Sunderland Family Arts Network was set up in 2013 to encourage arts and cultural organisations to come together to champion art and culture for families in their communities.

Person dressed in icy costume in front of giant sculpture of the moon

Derby Festé: reaching new audiences through partnerships

How a street art festival built up local community partnerships

Network Ambassadors

With the support from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, we work with six Family Arts Network Ambassadors in Bristol, Cumbria, Sunderland, Derby, 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
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.

Email Anna

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.

Email Rukhsana

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.

Email Sophie

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

Email Daniela

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

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