Family Arts Conference Programme announcements

Friday 13 March 2015
Cadogan Hall & Royal Court Theatre, London

Book by Saturday 31 January for early bird savings

A major event to introduce important new research, share learning and launch the next exciting stage of the Family Arts Campaign

Highlights from the day will include:

•           New case studies from the arts sector and beyond highlighting some of the best family work across the country, including Dragon, the award-winning international family show created by Vox Motus, National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin People’s Arts Theatre

•          The presentation of two new significant pieces of research by Baker Richards and Staffordshire University into the pricing of family events and how to effectively communicate artistic content to families

•           The results of a national survey revealing how family friendly the arts sector is as an employer compared to other sectors. The session will involve the Family & Childcare Trust and a panel of individuals from the arts industry who will discuss the issues raised and the next steps for the arts.

•           Innovative examples of marketing to families, including insights from Libby Penn, Director of Business Development at Spektrix Limited.

•          A look at family engagement through young person led activity in a session chaired by Jessica Hepburn, Executive Director of Lyric Hammersmith, and featuring Arts Award and Ikon Gallery.

•          A keynote from Laura Dyer, Executive Director of Arts Council England, on the funder’s perspective of the future of family arts.

•          A glimpse of the exciting future plans for the Family Arts Campaign and opportunities for its participating organisations.


The conference will be followed by a networking drinks reception at Cadogan Hall.

Everyone attending the conference is also invited to a pre-conference networking event on the evening of Thursday 12 March, which will include a celebration of the achievements of the past year through the presentation of Family Arts Festival Awards.

Join us for a day which will capture the key lessons from the Campaign to date, promote peer learning and start to plan the exciting next phase of the Family Arts Campaign.

Early Bird offer ends 31st Jan: prices from just £95+VAT for Family Arts Standards holding organisations. Find out how to sign up at

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Funded by Arts Council England and sponsored by Spektrix and Arts Award.

9 January 2015