Fantastic for Families Awards 2022:
Applications now open!

Family Arts Campaign are delighted to announce that applications for the Fantastic for Families Awards 2022 are now open!

The Fantastic for Families Awards celebrate the wealth of outstanding creative provision for families of all ages across the UK. 

This year’s awards will recognise and celebrate the achievements of family arts professionals in supporting families and older audiences as the sector recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. 

In the two years since the pandemic began, the family arts sector has overcome significant and often ongoing challenges to continue creating and delivering arts provision to families and older audiences, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalised.  

From artists and producers to venues and touring companies, we want to hear from everyone involved in creating and delivering family arts across the UK! 

Fantastic for Families Awards are given by the Family Arts Campaign, the national Sector Support Organisation for arts engagement and families, funded by Arts Council England. 

Following shortlisting, entries will be judged by an expert panel of arts professionals. Awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony in November 2022. 

Who can apply?

Application is by self-nomination. Applications are open to any UK-based cultural organisation or cultural event/activity organiser operating between March 2021 – April 2022. Awards will recognise activities/events/initiatives that took place during this period.

To be eligible for an Award, your organisation must have first signed up to the Family Arts Standards and/or the Age-Friendly Standards. Please follow the links for information on how to sign up.

  • First, read the Family Arts Standards and/or Age Friendly Standards in full
  • Ask your Chief Executive or Head of Department to email confirmation to Head of Family Arts Campaign
    If you are a small organisation and don’t have a head of department, don’t worry – you can still sign up! Just email us to let us know more about your company/venue
  • 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


Awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Best Family Arts Activity 
  • Best Age-Friendly Outreach 
  • Audience Impact and Innovation Award 

Full criteria for each award is detailed in the application form, along with further information about supporting material and the application process. A large print application form is available here.

You may apply for more than one award category in your application but each organisation may only submit one entry per category. For example, you may apply for both Best Family Arts Activity and Audience Impact and Innovation Award but may only submit one entry for each of these awards.

Applications and supporting material should be emailed to by the application deadline of 6pm on Wednesday 22 June 2022.

Send us your application and join us to celebrate the best of family arts!

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27 April 2022