What is the Campaign about?

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The Family Arts Campaign is a national Sector Support Organisation funded by Arts Council England 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.

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The campaign is overseen by a Project Board:

Helen Featherstone  Deputy Director, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Cassie Chadderton Head of UK Theatre & Membership Development, UK Theatre
Charlotte Jones Chief Executive, Independent Theatre Council
Cath Hume Executive Director, Arts Marketing Association
Robert O’Dowd Chief Executive, Rose Theatre Kingston
Gavin Barlow Chief Executive/Artistic Director, The Albany
Matthew Swann Chief Executive, City of London Sinfonia
Mark Pemberton Director, Association of British Orchestras
Katy Spicer Chief Executive & Artistic Director, efdss
Anne Torreggiani Executive Director, The Audience Agency
Karla Barnacle-Best CEO, Discover Children’s Story Centre
Paula Graham-Gazzard National Coordinator, Contemporary Visual Arts Network
Helen Laws Head of Industry and Artist Support

Central co-ordination is led by a small team:

Anna Dever Head of Campaign
Clair Donnelly Project Manager

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Training & Events

Training & Events

 Training

To access our free online Family Arts training click here.

For details of training events being offered by the Family Arts Campaign and our partners see below:

Celebrating Age Sharing Seminar

Date: 13th September 2019

10.30am – 4pm  | Canada Water, London

Celebrating Age Sharing Semilar (1)

Our next Sharing Seminar will bring together recipients of Arts Council England and Baring Foundation’s Celebrating Age fund, along with the wider arts and cultural sectors.

The programme will include:

  • Case studies from those working with older audiences and participants
  • Practical workshop and facilitated sharing session
  • Insights and practical recommendations for age-friendly working
  • New insights from Imogen Blood, national evaluator for the Celebrating Age projects
  • Chance to meet and network with cultural professionals working towards age inclusivity in a wide variety of contexts

This event is for anyone working with or looking to work with older audiences. It is free to attend but places are limited so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Book your free place

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