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Family Arts Campaign provides quality learning opportunities to help you present families with fantastic experiences.

You can explore our learning resources to help you piece the missing pieces of your puzzle together. Dive into our toolkits, explore our accessibility resources or watch a webinar.

You’ll find any upcoming events here, plus digital training tools, research papers and guides that we have commissioned and collated from across the sector.

 

Training and learning opportunities
to support your work…

Webinars, Symposiums
& Conferences

We organise a Family Arts Conference and Leadership Symposium biennially.

The Family Arts Conference is the UK’s largest family arts and culture conference. The Leadership Symposium invites senior leaders from across the cultural sector to discuss, learn and challenge the key issues facing family engagement.

Resources created, commissioned and
collated to help guide your organisation…

Toolkits & Guides

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Build advocacy and support for your family work with Audience Finder

A free data analysis programme from our partners The Audience Agency

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Pricing Family Events: guidance for arts organisations

Baker Richards offer practical guidance for pricing family arts experiences.

A photo of family content guidance.

Content Guidance Communication for Family Arts Events

Find out what families think about content guidance for family arts events.

Family Arts Festival Evaluation and Audience Research Toolkit

This toolkit has been created for the Family Arts Campaign by Catherine Rose’s Office, for use by organisers of family arts events.

The Big Draw: Young Organisers

Ideas for young people organising a Big Draw event for people their age.

The Big Easy Draw

Ideas for first time Big Draw event organisers or those who want to keep it simple.

The Flybox Game: to develop family offers and communications

The concept behind the game is to encourage players to think about their family offering

The Big Draw: Draw Tomorrow

Ideas for organising a draw tomorrow themed Big Draw event...

Family insights
and research

Research

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Dreaming of a digital Christmas? – Indigo Ltd release Christmas Online survey results  

Since March 2020, Indigo has been continuously gathering data directly...

Research shows how families find events online (Facebook is the most popular social media platform) and how they prefer to engage (actively rather than watching).

New research: Family engagement during Covid-19

Research in partnership with Crystallised about family engagement

Family Audiences from Act 2: Full Report & Webinar

The Family Arts Campaign and Indigo have worked together to look at family audiences responses to missing live events during Covid-19.

Attitude is Everything: State of Access Report

This report examines the barriers faced by Deaf and disabled people when trying to book tickets for live music events

Flexible Family Tickets

A brief guide to how museums can create flexible family ticketing.

Arts Connect: Family Access Scheme

Results and analysis from research into hard to reach families by Carol Jones at The Audience Agency.

The role of family in shaping adolescent cultural engagement

A CultureCase summary of this pay-to-view research on family and culture by Ghent University, Belgium.

This chart shows that seniority in an organisation negatively impacts whether people agree or strongly agree that "I feel comfortable telling my manager about my caring responsibilities". Out of respondents who agree or strongly agree, 71% have caring responsibilities, 52% are a chief executive or director, 70% are a manager or superviros and 79% are support staff.

How family-friendly are arts organisations as employers?

Employees of arts organisations across the UK's views on how family-friendly the arts sector is as an employer.

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