Family Arts Standards Resources

Family Arts Standards Resources

On this page you’ll find case studies, links, resources and further support to help your organisation provide fantastic experiences for families every step of the way.

These resources are commissioned and collated for Family Arts Standards Holders.

Guidance and Self-Evaluation Toolkit

The guidance includes:

  • How to advertise that you are signed up to the Standards
  • Checklists to help you judge if you fulfil the Family Arts Standards. They also provide an opportunity to think about how you can further improve on what you offer for families. 

There are also two versions of the facilities checklist, one for venue based organisations and one for non-venue based organisations.

Case Studies

Three singers gathered around studio mics, laughing together

Strengthening family bonds through the power of music: the Lullaby Project

Irene Taylor Trust's Artistic Director shares initiative supporting marginalised communities

Two actors of Book Sleuths in a Bind are performing in a library

Detectives amongst bookshelves: touring theatre in libraries across Hertfordshire

Nicola tells us how she brought theatre to libraries across Hertfordshire

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 of Chamber Tots participants and performers at home

Sharing the joy of making music – Chamber Tots at Home, Wigmore Hall

Last week, we were delighted to announce that Wigmore Hall...

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...

LS18 Rocks – Connecting children and grandparents through music

LS18 Rocks have been shortlisted for the Best Family Arts...

A Barnsley Museums Makes pack with instructions for making elf stockings

Bringing museums into families’ homes: Barnsley Museums

Like many other arts organisations across the country, Barnsley Museums...

The word MEND embroidered with yarn of various colours

Connecting, caring and creativity with Lakeland Arts MEND

Lakeland Arts have been shortlisted for the Audience Impact and...

Family Arts Standards Branding

Display your Accreditation:

Families are coming to recognise the Family Arts Standards and Age-Friendly Standards logos as a badge of excellence, and so we encourage you to use the branding on your marketing materials, in your email signature and on your website.

Displaying your Accreditation Online:

On your website: You can use the Family Arts Standards and Age-Friendly Standards logos on your website footer, your email signature and on your e-newsletters. All of these signify to audiences that your events are accredited and verified. We would particularly recommend adding it to any communications going specifically or only to family audiences.

On Event listings: HTML code for Fantastic for Families event badge. We have created a piece of code which you can copy and paste to the bottom of your event listings. This will mean that your listings are automatically accredited and verified by the Family Arts Standards, without the need to upload a an image file. You can also drop this code into the event description box when adding your events to online listings sites.

Great for if you you’re using a WordPress site or need a quick solution without requiring any web development.

Paste this code into your editor:
<img class=””alignright” src=”””” width=””125″” height=””80″” />


The Standards logo, which indicates your overall family friendly offer, to be used in your brochure, on your website and in your venue (if you have one). You’ll find this in the Branding Pack.

For Events:

The Fantastic for Families badge, to mark individual events that are appealing to families. You’ll find this in the Branding Pack.

Not yet an Family Arts Standards Holder?
It’s easy to sign up…

  • First, read the Family Arts Standards in full
  • Ask your Chief Executive or Head of Department to email confirmation to Head of Family Arts Campaign
  • Let us know a main contact for this activity within your organisation
  • You will then receive an email confirming your registration along with the logo and brand guidelines

Image credits:
Header – Oily Cart
First Image – Doncaster Community Arts
Second Image – Summer Staycation Put Your Heart into Art
Third Image – Walthamstow Garden Party
Fourth Image – Maritime Museum

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