Inspire

Celebrating the best family provision 

Family Arts Campaign celebrates the incredible family arts initiatives across the UK – from heritage museums, music makers, festivals, theatre companies, circuses, art galleries and everything in between.

Explore inspiring stories, discover the Fantastic for Families Awards and find out about the Age-Friendly and Family Arts Standards.

Inspiring Stories

Fantastic for Families Awards 2022: Applications now open!

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

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

Spoken Stories with Felicity Goodman: What Now? What Next?

Storyteller and Community Artist reflects on the power of creativity

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...

Alzheimer’s Society: Dementia-friendly arts and culture

Guidance on how cultural activities can be made welcoming for people with dementia

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...

‘What Next?’ A Spoken Story

One of two storytelling pieces from Storyteller, Writer and Community Artist Felicity Goodman.

A creative response to the presentations and conversations delivered in the Family Arts Conference, this story unravels ‘What’s Next?’ for family arts.

Hear Felicity talk about the future for families in this inspiring story, which reminds us that creativity and expression are at the heart of what we do and who we are.

Tell your Story

Have you got a tale to tell? If you’ve delivered a project, event or initiative to family audiences that you’d like to share, get in touch. We’d love to hear how you did it, the impact it had and what you learnt.

Contact Rukhsana on rukhsana.jahangir@thealbany.org.uk to share your story

Fantastic for Families Awards

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

The annual awards are open to UK-based cultural organisations or cultural activity organisers, providing creative opportunities, activities or initiatives. The awards include categories for families and older audiences.

2022 Award Submissions open 27 April until 2o July 2022

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Commit to providing excellent experiences

We support organisations to provide high quality experiences for their audiences, every step of the way. Family Arts Standards is a quality mark for family experiences, whilst Age-Friendly Standards is a quality mark for older visitors and families including older people.

Image credits:
First Image – Leeds Museums & Galleries, Temple Newsam. May 2021. Photography by Joanne Crawford
Tell Your Story Image – Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Hidden Forest Autumn 2021, photo © David Lindsay – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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