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29th July 2014 Sara Lock

Resources by Family Arts Campaign

Age-Friendly Case Study: Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage ArtsinMind

Thanh Sinden shares the learning from a programme of activities for older people and those living with dementia.

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Age-Friendly Case Study: St George’s Bristol The Dunkirk Miracle

Laura Tanner shares the learning from a project at St George’s Bristol, which brought together secondary school students and older people from their community.

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Age-Friendly Standards

Demonstrate that your organisation values all generations by signing up to the Family Arts Campaign’s Age-Friendly Standards.

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Family Arts Evaluation and Audience Research Toolkit

Catherine Rose’s Office shares guidance, information and ideas on evaluating family festival events and researching your audiences.

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Content Guidance Communication for Family Arts Events

Discover useful tips on how to talk to families about the creative experience. This guide is informed by research with families about what they want to know and where they would look for information.

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Pricing family events: guidance for arts organisations

This practical guide, by Baker Richards for the Family Arts Campaign, offers a framework for making pricing decisions for arts activities or events. Discover case studies, hints and tips.

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Family Arts Standards

Sinfonia Viva and Nottingham Playhouse share how signing up to the Family Arts Standards has helped them build families’ confidence in their organisations. Watch their video and find out more about the Standards.

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English National Ballet’s Dance into the Fairytale family workshops

As part of the English National Ballet’s My First Ballet: Coppélia tour in 2014, its Engagement Department ran a series of on-stage family dance workshops for children and parents to take part in together. Workshops were one hour long and took place between the morning and afternoon performances at each venue. This case study is part of a series that supports the Family Arts Standards that have been developed by the Family Arts Campaign and the Family and Childcare Trust and provides guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations.

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Using fun days to engage with family audiences

As part of the Family Arts Festival 2013, the Lyric Hammersmith organised a Family Fun Day alongside its regular programming of half term shows for families. The aim was to celebrate the Lyric’s current family audience and offer them even more activities at the venue as well as reaching out to new families who may not be regular theatre attenders. This case study is part of a series that supports the Family Arts Standards that have been developed by the Family Arts Campaign and the Family and Childcare Trust and provides guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations.

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Introducing classical music to families

Liverpool Philharmonic Kids Club was set up in 2012 in order to help children and their families to gain a better understanding of the world of Classical music. It is primarily aimed at children from 18-months to 12 years old. This case study is part of a series that supports the Family Arts Standards that have been developed by the Family Arts Campaign and the Family and Childcare Trust and provides guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations.

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Delivering sessions for under-fives through play days

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry uses Play Day workshops as part of its family offer and aims to encourage creativity in early years through play in a safe, stimulating and imaginative environment. Play Days show family visitors that Herbert is committed to them from the outset, which in turn ensures a loyal audience in the future. This case study is part of a series that supports the Family Arts Standards that have been developed by the Family Arts Campaign and the Family and Childcare Trust and provides guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations.

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Developing family friendly productions in collaboration with touring companies

When Wriggle Dance Theatre were developing their production of Once in a Blue Moon they worked with Déda in Derby so that they could trial the work in front of a family audience to help shape the development of the show before taking it on tour. This case study is part of a series that supports the Family Arts Standards that have been developed by the Family Arts Campaign and the Family and Childcare Trust and provides guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations.

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Restaurants and refreshments aimed at families

This simple guide and case study on restaurants and refreshments is part of a series that supports the Family Arts Standards that have been developed by the Family Arts Campaign and the Family and Childcare Trust and provides guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations. When consulting families about the Family Arts Standards food was a hot topic and it can be a deciding factor as to whether families visit an event or activity.

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Theatre by the Lake’s programming for families

Theatre by the Lake (TBTL) opened in 1999 and is located on the edge of Keswick in the Lake District. During October half term TBTL delivered a week of fun activities for families to encourage new family audiences to engage with the theatre. This case study is part of a series that supports the Family Arts Standards that have been developed by the Family Arts Campaign and the Family & Childcare Trust and provides guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations.

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