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

Invitation to Tender: Standards Research and Evaluation

The Family Arts Campaign invites tenders to undertake a qualitative piece of research to help us review two key components of our work: The Family Arts Standards and The Age-Friendly Standards.

How can the culture sector help families during the Cost of Living Crisis?

Ahead of our Family Arts Conference Sallyanne Flemons, North East Family Arts Ambassador, shares insights and thinking from experts in Poverty Proofing and ways to support low income families.

Family Arts Conference Programme Announcements

We’re excited to share some of the brilliant speakers and fascinating topics we'll be exploring on Thursday 29 February 2024 at Leeds Playhouse.

Fantastic for Families Awards Winners Announced!

These award-winning organisations represent the outstanding opportunities created by the arts and culture sector for families and older audiences to access creative opportunities and enhance wellbeing.

Winners to be announced in… Fantastic For Families Virtual Awards Ceremony

Join Family Arts Campaign on Wednesday 22 November at 6.30pm to discover the winners of this year's Fantastic for Families Awards.

Fantastic for Families Awards Shortlist Announced!

Family Arts Campaign celebrates this year’s Fantastic for Families Awards nominees by sharing their 24 Stories of Family Arts engagement from across the UK.

Bursaries Available for Family Arts Conference 2024

The UK’s largest family arts and culture conference returns on Thursday 29 February 2024 at Leeds Playhouse.

Family Arts Conference 2024

The UK’s largest family arts and culture conference returns on Thursday 29 February 2024 at Leeds Playhouse.

‘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 Sophie on sophie.evans@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.

Sign up to the Standards

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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