What is the Campaign about?

Welsh language information

The Family Arts Campaign is a national Sector Support Organisation funded by Arts Council England and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to raise family engagement with arts and culture.

Since our beginnings in 2012, we have focused on three main areas of work:

  • Increasing the amount and range of artistic work available to families
  • Increasing the quality of experience for families
  • Improving marketing to reach more families

We are here to support National Portfolio Organisations, museums, libraries, community groups, individuals, and anyone else looking to better connect families with arts and culture.

You can take part by signing up to the free Family Arts Standards and Age-Friendly Standards quality-marks, by attending training and events, or accessing our online resources library. You can also promote all of your family and age-friendly events for free as part of our Fantastic for Families  campaign.

 

Who is running the Campaign?

We are a cross-sector and cross-artform initiative steered by a consortium of ten organisations and trade bodies. Our lead partner organisation is The Albany.

 

The campaign is overseen by a Project Board:

Helen Featherstone (Chair)Deputy Director, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Cassie ChaddertonHead of UK Theatre & Membership Development, UK Theatre
Charlotte JonesChief Executive, Independent Theatre Council
Cath HumeExecutive Director, Arts Marketing Association
Robert O’DowdChief Executive, Rose Theatre Kingston
Gavin BarlowChief Executive/Artistic Director, The Albany
Matthew SwannChief Executive, City of London Sinfonia
Mark PembertonDirector, Association of British Orchestras
Katy SpicerChief Executive & Artistic Director, efdss
Anne TorreggianiExecutive Director, The Audience Agency
Karla Barnacle-BestCEO, Discover Children’s Story Centre
Paula Graham-GazzardNational Coordinator, Contemporary Visual Arts Network
Alison Bowyer and Laura BedfordExecutive Director and Head of Programmes, Kids in Museums

 

Central co-ordination is led by a small team:

Anna DeverHead of Campaign
Clair DonnellyProject Manager
Rukhsana JahangirFamily Arts Network Coordinator
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Family Arts Networks

 

 

We currently have 15 Local Family Arts Networks across England and Wales. On the map above, the blue markers show Networks that are also part of the new Family Arts Campaign Ambassador Programme.

Below is a list of all Networks and the organisations that form them:

 Cumbria

*Part of the FAC Ambassador Programme 2019-22

Manchester

*Part of the FAC Ambassador Programme 2019-22

NE England – Family Explorers

*Part of the FAC Ambassador Programme 2019-22

Sunderland

*Part of the FAC Ambassador Programme 2019-22

* Sunderland has a separate Family Arts Network, see opposite listing

Birmingham Early Years Music Consortium

Cardiff

  • Hijinx Theatre
  • Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
  • Makers Guild in Wales
  • National Museum Wales
  • Ffotogallery
  • A2: Arts Active
  • Wales Millennium Centre
  • Literature Wales
  • Artes Mundi
  • National Dance Company Wales
  • City of Cardiff Council
  • Chapter
  • The Printhaus Workshop
  • Rubicon Dance
  • Theatr Iolo
  • South East Wales Orchestral Consortium
  • National Theatre Wales
  • Sherman Cymru
  • NoFit State
  • BayArt
  • Menter Caerdydd
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • New Theatre Cardiff
  • Welsh National Opera

Bristol

*Part of the FAC Ambassador Programme 2019-22

Derby

*Part of the FAC Ambassador Programme 2019-22

Humber

City of London

Tri-Borough Music Hub

Gravesham Art Salon

  • The Woodville
  • LV21
  • Anything Other Theatre Company
  • The Grand Well Being and Healthy Living Centre
  • Gravesham Art
  • Walk Tall Theatre Company
  • Northfleet Local
  • MUD

Medway

Salford & Trafford

Swansea

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