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19th July 2013 Sara Lock

Resources tagged with "families"

Age-Friendly Standards

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

By Family Arts CampaignPublished:2017 Type: guide-toolkit


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Generation Tour: engaging families in contemporary art

Elaine Lees and Sallyanne Flemons share insight into what families want from contemporary visual art. Explore the results of Generation Tour, which aimed to attract family audiences to four contemporary art galleries in the north of England.

By Elaine Lees, Sallyanne FlemonsPublished:2017 Type: case-study


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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.

By Family Arts CampaignPublished:2017 Type: guide-toolkit


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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.

By Family Arts CampaignPublished:2017 Type: guide-toolkit


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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.

By Family Arts CampaignPublished:2017 Type: guide-toolkit


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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.

By Family Arts CampaignPublished:2017 Type: case-study


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A contemporary music concert for children

In this JAM article Malgorzata Zamorska evaluates the success of the concert Kwartludium in Wonderland in opening a door to contemporary music for children.

By Malgorzata ZamorskaPublished:2015 Type: article


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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.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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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.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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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.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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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.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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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.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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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.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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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.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Using cultural activities to engage children and young people during school holidays

This Australian case study outlines a school holiday arts and cultural programme providing sustained delivery of creative opportunities for children and young people in remote Indigenous communities.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Engaging children with disabilities in libraries

This article by The Reading Agency describes how the Chatterbooks programme uses multi-sensory stories to engage with children with disabilities. Libraries involved in this programme have developed valuable links with local special educational needs schools whilst enabling disabled children and young people to have greater access to services and activities in their local and wider community.

Published:2014 Type: article


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Improving children and young people's engagement with libraries

The Evolve Project is a US-based open collaborative platform that aims to change the way people see libraries. In this case study, Brian Pichman describes how The Evolve Project improved young library users’ engagement with the library’s children’s space by changing its design and putting in new technology and programming that encourages them to learn and interact in different ways.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Books on bikes: bringing the library to the people

In May 2013, the Seattle Public Library launched its Books on Bikes pilot project as part of the Library’s Innovation Campaign, an internal project to develop innovative ideas. Books on Bikes is an outreach project that aims to bring the library to the people with teams of two Library staff biking to events and introducing people to Seattle’s Library services.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Where can museums find young people?

This factsheet explains how cultural institutions such as museums, galleries and heritage sites can locate and attract young people to take part in Kids in Museums Takeover Day. It is useful in general for cultural organisations who want to know where to find young people ahead of a special event.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Kids in Museums Takeover Day report 2012

Following the success of the 2011 event, children were again put in charge of museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK for a whole day in 2012. This report looks at how these cultural institutions attracted young people to take part, and what the participants – both children and museums – got out of it. Featured case studies include Birmingham's ThinkTank science museum, Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford and the Geffrye Museum in London.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Kids in Museums Takeover Day report 2011

Children were put in charge of museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK for a whole day in 2011. This report looks at how these cultural institutions attracted young people to take part, and what the participants - both children and museums - got out of it. It features six case studies, including Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums, the People's History Museum in Manchester, and the Horniman Museum in London.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Visitor segmentation

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is one of the world’s largest and most respected wetland conservation organisations working globally to safeguard and improve wetlands for wildlife and people. The work of WWT is supported by a much valued membership base of over 200,000 people. In 2010 WWT embarked on a major piece of research to help them understand their visitors in more depth. This resulted in a new segmentation model that helps WWT plan their work, market resources and support visitors better.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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The power of cultural education and learning for children and young people

This report on culture and learning comes out of an investigation and consultation across formal and informal learning, the arts and heritage. It is the outcome of a series of consultation seminars held in five cultural venues across England, and of interviews with groups of teachers from different parts of the country, plus written responses to a Demos Consultation Paper, Culture and Learning: Towards a New Agenda, written by John Holden. It's recommendations encompass: Central government's responsibility to promote cultural learning as a key element within the and as of core value in cross-curricular learning; Local governments' and partnerships' responsibility to make cultural learning a more explicit part of their planning for children and young people; Schools' responsibility to agree what cultural learning …

Published:2013 Type: research


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Building a loyal online community

JustSoFestival is an annual weekend-long camping festival for children and their families. Since the first festival in 2009, it has almost doubled in size, from a capacity of 2,600 in the first year, to a sell-out of 5,000 in 2013.  With no money for advertising, the festival has grown through online and offline word-of-mouth. In this case study, Katie Moffat speaks to Rowan Hoban, co-founder of JustSoFestival, about the ways in which the organisers' online activity - website, Facebook and Twitter - has been utitlised to promote the festival.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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How to make effective use of an annual report

This non-arts case study demonstrates how to make effective use of an annual report. We learn how a charitable organisation, The Scotland Yard Adventure Centre (known as ‘The Yard’), with the help of Tayburn (brand and reputation agency), overhauled their annual report with incredible results. The Yard is a purpose built indoor and outdoor adventure play service for children with disabilities (perhaps you saw them on BBC Children in Need and DIY SOS: The Big Build).  Given their small marketing budget, the annual report is their key communications tool. Tayburn helped The Yard to successfully tell their story from two …

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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How to make museums more appealing to children

Findings from a day-long consultation exercise with 9 to 14 year olds held at the Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life. The report describes the activities on offer and the feedback from the children. It then makes recommendations on how to attract more visitors from this age group to museums.

Published:2013 Type: research


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How NHS Scotland revamped their evaluation processes and channels

Take a look at this non-arts case study for a brief overview of how NHS Scotland revamped their evaluation processes and channels.  NHS Scotland invested in an app to help them capture patients’ digital stories via video based questionnaires.  They also developed an innovative online research package that allows children, their families and carers to express themselves through drawings (launched in early 2013).  The early feedback from staff and patients on these news tools has been very positive.  One of the main benefits is that the approach gives patients the ability to say what they want, where they want, and when …

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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How to develop a great iPad app

As part of the celebrations in 2013 to mark the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, one of the best known composers of the 20th Century, the Britten-Pears Foundation produced an online interactive resource and an iPad app based around one of his best known orchestral works: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. The app, aimed at 7–11 year olds, is a fun and creative way to introduce young people to the joys of the orchestra and the thrill of music-making. In this case study, Katie Moffat talks to Kevin Gosling, Director of Communications at Britten-Pears Foundation, about how this app …

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Was the Books for Babies scheme a success?

Research evaluating the social impact of the Boots Books for Babies scheme, which saw over 42,000 bags of books and literacy-related materials distributed to babies in Nottinghamshire. The research explores the wider social impact of the scheme to establish what difference it made to children and parents. It concludes with implications for future development of the project.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Encouraging families to be more adventurous

A project in Newcastle/Gateshead to find out from families what makes them engage in the arts. They were asked to visit venues they would not normally go to and provide feedback. This resulted in the families developing confidence, becoming more ‘culturally mobile’ and recommending venues to other families.

Published:2013 Type: article


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The role creative technology and art can play within curriculum-based learning

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK's leading media arts centre, based in Liverpool. This case study describes how FACTs milestone project 'Flunstellas' took digital technology into the classroom and embedded it within curriculum-based learning. Working with Year 7 and 8 students from Weatherhead Media Arts College and emerging artist, Neil Winterburn, Flunstellas explored the future of learning. The end result of this highly collaborative process was Charlie, a large-scale installation in the FACT atrium as part of the Knowledge Lives Everywhere exhibition.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Questions & Dancers: Making new work for young people

The Questions & Dancers project offered emerging choreographers the chance to work with young people in the making of new work whilst engaging dance experience to young audiences. The project was created for eight to eleven year-old children and their families and presented by The Place, Sadler’s Wells and Company of Angels. This case study describes the process of how the connection between the artists and children was maintained during the creative process, and how the young audiences were asked to share their thoughts on the final performances. 

By Tim WoodPublished:2013 Type: case-study


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Media campaign for the re-launch of HMS Belfast, May 2012

Following a six month closure for redevelopment, the Imperial War Museum (IWM) re-opened HMS Belfast in May 2012. The re-launch campaign was a great opportunity for the IWM to build a marketing strategy to meet the ongoing challenge to increase awareness of HMS Belfast as a must-see visitor attraction. This case study describes how this family-focused, promotion-led campaign helped to form an integral part of the overall marketing strategy of HMS Belfast.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Increasing participation in music: the Ethnic Contemporary Classical Orchestra model

This report provides an outline of the Ethnic Contemporary Classical Orchestra (ECCO) model, part of the wider programme of education delivered by Musiko Musika. ECCO aims to break down barriers to participation in high quality ensemble playing for children from diverse social and ethnic minority backgrounds. You'll find evidence collected from the ECCO projects at Kensal Rise Primary School and Stoneydown Park Primary School along with further observations from a range of different youth music ensembles and youth orchestras.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Arts Engagement with older people and families

Twelve case studies of arts engagement projects working with older people and families in London. The case studies share the learning from Audiences London's Family Advocates Programme, BAC's work with non-professional older artists, a skills exchange with Building Exploratory, an architecture centre and Cubitt, a gallery and studios regarding work with older audiences, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Tate Britain's project working with children to explore artwork through classical music among others.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Touring a concert for young children to rural areas

This report looks at the Lullaby Concerts, a touring project which aims to bring inspirational first experiences of live orchestral music to young children, parents, and carers, particularly in underserved rural areas.

By Orchestras LivePublished:2013 Type: case-study


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Large-scale public arts project evaluation – RedBall UK

An evaluation and case study of a large-scale, mutlidimensional arts tour and education project. Torbay Council brought an award-winning, interventionist work of public art, RedBall UK, to the streets, enriching cultural tourists' experiences and allowing visitors to see familiar places in a new light.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Creating life-long relationships with museum visitors

An insight into how The Natural History Museum aims to create life-long relationships with its visitors which rely on them being connected with all aspects of the Museum's work.  For an organisation that has 40 different logos and a complex structure, this is no easy task, and this case study shows you how it can be achieved, and how the 'magic' happens.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Positive arts-based activities for young people

This leaflet presents case studies from across three events three one-day events staged by ACE and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council in July 2009, to increase understanding of how the arts and culture can help deliver positive activities for young people. They provide good practice examples of how the arts and culture can contribute to positive outcomes for young people, how different council departments and agencies can work together and how to demonstrate the impact on young people. These are useful ideas for audience engagement, outreach and community audience development teams.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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How to carry out research into children, young people and families

This guide was designed to help community and voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland to research what works in relation to their service-users; what has been shown nationally and internationally to be most effective in producing the desired outcomes for the people they work with. It should enable organisations in the voluntary and community sector to make better and more informed decisions both about what they are doing and the impact of what they are doing. This document is not a comprehensive guide to research or evaluation, but serves to highlight a number of key aspects of the research process. In …

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Is our web content serving our target markets?

This paper asks: What does the content museums choose to display on the web reveal about their commitment to certain audiences? How do special audiences discern the differences between commitment and special-project pandering? Have we failed audiences by judging our best efforts according to low standards? It looks specifically at the target market of children, reviews the progress of a number of USA museums and makes recommendations for the future.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Realising the values of young people’s creative production

Using research from Creative Partnerships, this article argues that the main skill young people will need will be the capacity to link creativity to meaning in their own terms and in ways that will allow them to match production and products to purpose and audience. This means that the capacity to respond to the different expectations that there are will be vital. It argues that the question for creative education is how to combine multiple perspectives on value and give young people the essential reflective and editorial skills to navigate, arbitrate and learn to make more from these.

Published:2013 Type: article


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New ways of engaging audiences with historic collections through user-generated interpretation

This paper provides a short overview of the HLF-funded Pre-Raphaelite Experiment, where Manchester Art Gallery trialled new ways of engaging audiences with historic collections through user-generated interpretation. The year-long programme brought families, community groups, schools and volunteers together to re-evaluate one of the city’s highly valued but potentially insufficiently-understood cultural assets. In a significant departure to the Gallery's standard approach to interpretation, one room was transformed into an evocative environment designed to focus responses on four key Pre-Raphaelite work in a more collaborative dialogue.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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What is the impact of engagement with and attendance at arts events on children and young people – for future audience development

This report discusses findings from the Taking Part Survey in relation to children’s engagement with the arts and culture, and how this will affect – or not – their likelihood of engagement or arts attendance as an adult. Arts marketers can use the findings and implications to start discussion of how their organisation should promote audience development within less engaged communities, through children, schools and family initiatives.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Get a quick overview of the landscape of cultural provision for children and young people

An overview of the framework for cultural opportunities for children, including a number of case studies and links to why and how practitioners should integrate these opportunities.

By Arts Council England, Museums Libraries Archives Council, Training and Development Agency for SchoolsPublished:2013 Type: case-study


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How to create family friendly provision

This report evaluates three family friendly exhibitions at Oldham Art Gallery, Turnpike Art Gallery and Salford Art Gallery and Museum. It highlights some of the issues faced by artists, curators, education staff and other partners when developing accessible environments and exhibitions for family audiences. You'll find details of the different approaches taken by each organisation, the key findings and recommendations - including a family friendly provision checklist.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Family friendly resource ideas

If you're stuck for family friendly resource ideas then this case study may help. It outlines the year round, permanent provision newly implemented at three organisations who had families as a key target market. You'll find details about the resources along with findings from the qualitative evaluation which was undertaken to monitor the success of the implementation.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Reclaiming the public realm with children and young people

This report draws on six in-depth case studies to explore the everyday experiences of children in public places and children's access to the public realm. It argues that we need a paradigm shift in the way we think about the built environment – one which addresses the deepening segregation between generations. With a range of recommendations designed to empower frontline professionals, children and young people, this pamphlet offers practical steps to create places that are welcoming for all.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Taking part – updated statistics for 2011/12, including how children take part

This report gives us an update on figures gathered during the seventh year of Taking Part, and includes for the first time statistics on how children engage with culture, leisure and sport.  With data on well being, arts engagement and digital engagement, this report gives an excellent overview of trends in engagement across England.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Building confidence in a gallery’s family friendly offer

Alongside a capital programme and the accompanying new creative approaches to programming, the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum retains a commitment to its family friendly offer. Communicating the right information through clear channels prior to visits was seen as a priority, especially online, and resulted in new interactive content. The welcome on site was also developed alongside amenities and tactile and hands-on experiences throughout the galleries. The gallery recognised that by building trust in its family offer, families will visit without every detail pre-planned for their visit.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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How Birmingham Contemporary Music Group delivers a family friendly offer

BCMG created a family friendly policy that in turn enabled the organisation to strategically enhance its family and youth oriented programming. Out-of-school creative participatory workshops for young people conclude with sharing opportunities for parents and friends. Families are offered front row seats at concerts, and have a specially designed concert programme with specially briefed stewards, more audience participation (before, during and after the performance), more flexible ticketing and a range of other innovations.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Reviewing the Family Friendly Campaign – Final Report 2001

Following a number of years of campaign and product development, the Family Friendly project has undertaken a full strategic review. With the development of an audience focused approach at its heart, a series of venue-based case studies explores how to create a family friendly venue, increasing and improving family provision, collaborative marketing, and taking the family friendly concept into tourism and cross-sector areas.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Reviewing the Family Friendly Campaign 1998-1999

Assessing the Family Friendly campaigns led by Arts About Manchester, the report analysed the campaign elements, e.g. a qualitative assessment of print and information, welcome and staff, and promotions. The future direction of Family Friendly as a strategic campaign was also reviewed through its performance in achieving its objectives of increasing the volume and quality of family visits (for the whole family), and encouraging new and year round provision.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Reviewing the Family Friendly Campaign 1994-1995

Assessing the Family Friendly campaigns led by Arts About Manchester, the report assessed not only the campaign elements (e.g. a qualitative assessment of print and information, welcome and staff, promotions) but also drew on wider research into the behavior of families in museums. Overall findings tracked marked developments in campaign performance, but recognised issues around product development alongside the campaign’s long-term potential.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Family friendly tourism – how to get families to visit a destination

The Family Friendly campaign developed a tourism element to enable Greater Manchester to develop and strengthen its brand across cultural and leisure sectors within a 2 hour 
drive time of Manchester. The aim was to attract new UK visiting families, especially short-break takers and day visitors. Seasonal, targeted campaigns worked with transport providers, the tourist board, city centre management, accommodation providers and key venues through joint promotions, even with its own family friendly visit hotline. Initial evaluation provided a detailed set of recommendations.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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How museums and galleries can get their family friendly activities offer right

As one of the culminating elements of the initial Family Friendly project with museums and galleries, a conference explored experiences and insights to date and latest thinking. This included a framework for family learning, interpretation and activities for families, developing family friendly resources, cross-team working between educationalists, marketers and curators, and evaluating family resources and visitor involvement. A set of 5 key principles were defined, focusing on experience, social and physical interaction, provision across age bands and commitment to families.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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How a multi-sensory room helped make a museum become family friendly

Looking at how a small museum investigated ways to encourage and engage visits by those with disabilities. The resulting free, interactive multi-sensory room linked to the wider public programme and enhanced a family friendly offer. Audience research informed the process and the resulting ideas evolved into a phased development to maximise limited resources. The practicalities of the new resource were assessed through further visitor research, which has informed the development of the content of the room and the duration of visitor sessions.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Three steps to making your venue more family friendly

Creating and strengthening relationships with existing and potential family audiences is the key to building child/family friendly arts venues. This short, practical guide details three key steps to make progress: Understand the concept of family friendliness and how it applies to arts Look at venues from a child and family friendly perspective and assess its strengths and weaknesses Identify what needs to be done to become more child and family friendly and develop plans for action.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Creating successful family friendly programming

This guide summarises the contents of a family friendly forum which took place in February 2011 where ideas and learning around family friendly initiatives were shared. You'll find a checklist of things to think about when programming for families, useful family friendly partner organisations and links to case studies from the participating organisations who shared their success stories.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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What makes a successful family friendly event?

We're often looking for creative ways to attract low or unengaged audiences into our venues. This family friendly film festival aimed to introduce new families to cultural venues which they may not have normally visited, by creating an exciting, affordable holiday experience. Running in summer 2010, the festival showcased films and activities across twenty different arts venues around Greater Manchester. This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the key learning points and headlines from the project evaluation, outlining top tips for how to make a really successful family friendly event.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Family friendly film festival evaluation

This family friendly film festival aimed to introduce new families to cultural venues which they may not have normally visited by creating an exciting, affordable holiday experience. Running from the 30th July - 5th August 2010, comprising 52 events at 20 venues in Greater Manchester. The festival showcased films and activities across twenty different arts venues around the city and beyond.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Family friendly toolkit

Still widely used, this family friendly toolkit is designed to support arts organisations who want to make a commitment to families - making it easier for families to take part in the arts, as audiences and participants. Aimed at arts professionals and drawing on extensive research and interviews, it contains experiences and practical examples of good practice from many cultural organisations to help develop work for families.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Best practice approaches to being 'family friendly'

This research presents an audit of ‘family friendly’ work across the arts and cultural sector. It brings together key information in relation to families and ‘family friendliness’ work, examining models of best practice. You'll find a literature review of family friendliness across the cultural sector, an outline of gaps in knowledge, understanding and practice plus suggestions for developing more inclusive and accessible practice in family friendly approaches.  

Published:2013 Type: research


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Some ideas for using social media to connect with family audiences

These minutes from the Family Friendly Forum give an over view of discussion around using social media to talk to family audiences. The key points discussed are that not much research is available on how families use social networking, that it’s all about communicating not selling, and that some further action is needed to develop common twitter has tags and ways of highlighting useful content on facebook.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Resources and case studies on engaging young people

To coincide with the reporting on 'A Night Less Ordinary', the ACE-funded national scheme to increase the numbers of young people attending theatre, this round-up gives brief description of and links to a range of other resources and case studies on the theme of young people’s access to the arts, from 1999 to 2010. Several of them came through the New Audiences for the Arts initiative.

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How local authority arts officers can help their sector become part of the creative industries and still deliver good art

A bracing keynote speech from an artist involved in public art, the founder of Red or Dead. It focuses particularly on the quality of ne build housing and how the inclusion of artists at the heart of the planning process might improve the built environment in creative ways.

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Action research on effective public engagement

Is the way we communicate about culture doing more harm than good? This report looks at a piece of research performed across ten arts organisations in Newcastle and Gateshead, which tested theories about public engagement. It focuses on the Culture Window campaign, which encouraged families to try out new arts experiences.

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Becoming an engaged organisation

The former Director General of the National Trust explains how she took the Trust  from an inward-looking, traditional membership organisation to being a highly engaged one, encouraging its members to connect and participate on many different levels.

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Family friendly? Understanding the family experience – a case study from the National Railway Museum

A case study about research done by the Science Museum Group into the needs of young visitors and their families at the National Railway Museum. Research consultant Heather Maitland was engaged to undertake the research to explore how family friendly the museum is.  She conducted observations and interviews with families and most importantly, with the children.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Carrying out research into audiences, visitors and participants in the arts and cultural sector

A selection of research and comments around carrying out research into audiences, participants and visitors that is actually useful to your organisation and can help in decision making.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Social marketing revolution

A summary of Mark Earl's keynote presentation at the AMA conference 2010 on the social marketing revolution.

Published:2012 Type: guide-toolkit


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