Current Family Arts Networks

Family Arts Networks are a way for local organisations, that provide family arts provisions, to work together. We welcome new networks from across the UK including Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England.

We currently have 14 Local Family Arts Networks across England and Wales. You can see the current Networks on the map, and the blue markers show the Networks which are part of the Family Arts Campaign Ambassador Programme.

Scroll down to discover if your local area has a current Family Arts Network that you can join or how to get started on setting up a new Network.

Explore Existing Networks:

Click on the Network to find out more. Discover which organisation are members and how to you can join.

New Networks

If your area does not have a Network and you’d like to set one up you will need at least 6 organisations in your area, with at least two art forms represented. Organisations can be arts and non-arts organisation of any size that provide creative provisions for families.

Why be a part of a Network?

Being part of a Family Arts Network opens up opportunities to support your work for family audiences. This includes:

● Know-how:

Learning and sharing knowledge and expertise with others in your local area.

● Funding Opportunities:

Collaborating to access funding sources, that may not be otherwise available as a single organisation.

● First Access:

Receive first access to Family Arts Campaign resources, conferences and training events. These include an annual Leadership Symposium and Family Arts Campaign Conference, featuring leading industry speakers and training opportunities.

● Insights:

Better understanding issues and barriers with local family engagement and family needs.

● Reaching diverse families

Forming partnerships with community-based organisations to reach more diverse families.

● Demonstrating your commitment to quality:

Network members benefit from becoming a Family Arts Campaign Standard holder and branding to demonstrate your commitment to fantastic family experiences.

● Community:

Connecting with other professionals passionate about quality arts provisions for families.

● Cross-promotions:

Joint marketing and promotions. Creating cross-venue offers or family “bundles”.

● Collaborations:

Co-creating family arts provisions from collaborating on projects and activities to co-producing events

Thinking of joining or creating a Network?

If you would like to join an existing Network, create a new one local to you or simply have any questions,
email Anna on anna.dever@thealbany.org.uk for more information.