Family Arts Conference 2019, Family Arts Campaign

  • London
  • crafts, combined arts, dance, film, interdisciplinary arts, libraries, literature, museums, photography, music, theatre, visual arts
  • Clair Donnelly


The UK’s largest family arts and culture conference will explore the value of family engagement and how we can communicate that value to families, funders and the wider cultural sector.

Key note presentations:

Cheryl Taylor – Head of Content, BBC Children’s

Syima Aslam – Artistic Director, Bradford Literature Festival

Dr. Zoe Wyrko – Geriatrician and consultant for the BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 show Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds


  • Fundraising advice and support from Cause 4 and Arts, Fundraising & Philanthropy
  • Commercial value in your family offer with Baker Richards
  • Evaluation and change management seminar with Big Lottery Fund
  • Digital family engagement and gaming with Video Games Museum
  • World Café session: Family Arts Campaign evaluators will invite all participants to input into and drive forward our national Campaign.

Panel discussions:

  • Diverse family engagement: Representatives from Bradford Literature Festival, Manchester International Festival and Babylon Arts Centre will discuss their approaches in family audience diversification.
  • Creating intergenerational experiences for older and younger audiences: This group will explore examples of bringing young and older audience to participate together in creative activities.
  • Inclusive approaches for family audiences: How can the cultural sector become more inclusive to ensure that all families can engage in creative and cultural participation?
  • Outdoor arts for families: Join Outdoor Arts, Just So Festival and Upswing to explore why bringing creative and artistic work outdoors can reach new and diverse families.
  • Effective family marketing strategies: PR company Crystalsd and North East Family Arts network, Family Explorers will discuss valuable approaches to reaching more families.
  • Building interactive experiences for parents and early years: How can we create engaging experiences that move away from a crèche to an interactive activity for both parents and young children?

Limited free places at National Celebrating Age sharing seminarMonday 11 February 2019, Everyman Theatre Liverpool


The Everyman Theatre, 5-11 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BH.

Book here by 14th December 2018 to get your early bird discount ticket and save £55 (full price thereafter will be £175+VAT).