The Family Arts Campaign and the Family & Childcare Trust have developed a set of Family Arts Standards, addressing a need for clear guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations.
‘The Family Arts Standards are a fantastic guide to help make sure arts and culture organisations are reaching their potential when it comes to what they offer for family members. The advantage of signing up can be felt by both organisations and families, allowing the venue or company the chance to communicate information on what they offer, and giving families the opportunity to plan their visit in advance. The comprehensive list of organisations that have already signed up is a clear indicator of how well the Family Arts Standards are considered within the sector.’ Laura Dyer, Executive Director, Arts Council England
DanceEast values families as participants, audiences and visitors to its home at the Jerwood DanceHouse and strives to provide excellent experiences year round. A seasonal programme of performances and workshops for families of different ages is available to view here and in our printed brochures. The Jerwood DanceHouse is completely accessible and family friendly with space for pushchairs, accessible toilets with baby change facilities, a family friendly café with toys and books and a lift to all floors. We are continually trying to reach out to families from different communities and striving to make the building welcoming to families of all ages.
The Family Arts Campaign is a large scale, national collaborative programme led by the visual and performing arts sectors to increase levels of arts engagement by families. The Campaign focuses on three main areas of work:
This Campaign is primarily aimed at increasing and broadening audiences and participants for the visual and performing arts sectors generally, though our work is focused on those organisations who are members of our partner organisations, as well as ACE’s National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs). Other organisations not part of one of the identified groups above, including museums, libraries, and educational establishements, are also welcome and encouraged to access all aspects of the Campaign.