Family Arts Campaign: Arts for young people and their families
The benefits of participation in the arts and the important role they play in a young person’s creative and personal development have been widely acknowledged but accessing the arts as part of a family unit can bring with it its own particular benefits; strengthening the experience and encouraging long-term engagement.
Theatre maker Harper Ray has stressed the importance of a shared artistic experience. There’s also a big opportunity for arts organisations to cater to this market, offering relevant content that genuinely appeals across the generations.
Welcoming and engaging with families, though, can be a challenge, especially when schedules are full and budgets are tight. That’s why 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. Click here to read more.