What is the Campaign about?

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The Family Arts Campaign is a national Sector Support Organisation funded by Arts Council England and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to raise family engagement with arts and culture.

Since our beginnings in 2012, we have focused on three main areas of work:

  • Increasing the amount and range of artistic work available to families
  • Increasing the quality of experience for families
  • Improving marketing to reach more families

We are here to support National Portfolio Organisations, museums, libraries, community groups, individuals, and anyone else looking to better connect families with arts and culture.

You can take part by signing up to the free Family Arts Standards and Age-Friendly Standards quality-marks, by attending training and events, or accessing our online resources library. You can also promote all of your family and age-friendly events for free as part of our Fantastic for Families  campaign.

 

Who is running the Campaign?

We are a cross-sector and cross-artform initiative steered by a consortium of ten organisations and trade bodies. Our lead partner organisation is The Albany.

 

The campaign is overseen by a Project Board:

Helen Featherstone (Chair)Deputy Director, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Cassie ChaddertonHead of UK Theatre & Membership Development, UK Theatre
Charlotte JonesChief Executive, Independent Theatre Council
Cath HumeExecutive Director, Arts Marketing Association
Robert O’DowdChief Executive, Rose Theatre Kingston
Gavin BarlowChief Executive/Artistic Director, The Albany
Matthew SwannChief Executive, City of London Sinfonia
Mark PembertonDirector, Association of British Orchestras
Katy SpicerChief Executive & Artistic Director, efdss
Anne TorreggianiExecutive Director, The Audience Agency
Karla Barnacle-BestCEO, Discover Children’s Story Centre
Paula Graham-GazzardNational Coordinator, Contemporary Visual Arts Network
Alison Bowyer and Laura BedfordExecutive Director and Head of Programmes, Kids in Museums

 

Central co-ordination is led by a small team:

Anna DeverHead of Campaign
Clair DonnellyProject Manager
Rukhsana JahangirFamily Arts Network Coordinator
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Standards Resources

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Family Arts Standards Case Studies (2013-14)

The Family Arts Campaign and the Family & Childcare Trust have developed the Family Arts
Standards to address a need for guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations.
The case studies and tips sheets below form a series that supports the Family Arts Standards and accompanying guidance for arts organisations.

To find out more about the Family Arts Standards and how to implement them click here.

Theatre by the Lake Programming for Families
Restaurant and Refreshments Tips
Developing Family Friendly Productions with Touring Companies
Delivering Sessions for the Under 5’s
Introducing classical music to families
Family Dance Workshops – English National Ballet
Family Programming – Lyric Hammersmith

 



Family Arts Standards Booster Seats Guide
To be used alongside the Family Arts Standards, this guidance is designed to help organisations consider the needs of families attending an arts experience.

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