Who is organising the Festival?

The Family Arts Festival is part of the Family Arts Campaign, an initiative of a consortium of leading UK arts organisations and trade bodies:

The Association of British Orchestras                     One Dance UK   The Independent Theatre Council
The ABO's mission is to
enable & support
a vibrant, innovative, collaborative
and sustainable 
  One Dance UK is the new industry body bringing together Association of Dance of the African Diaspora, Dance UK, National Dance Teachers Association and Youth Dance England.   The ITC exists 
to enable the
creation of 
high quality professional 
performing arts.
   UK Theatre    
The Society of London Theatre   UK Theatre         


SOLT is the organisation
that represents
the producers, theatre
owners and managers
of the major commercial
and grant-aided theatres
in central London.
  UK Theatre is the UK's leading
membership organisation for theatre and the performing arts, supporting theatre organisations and individuals.

CVAN's goal is to nurture contemporary visual artists & organisations in order to produce internationally regarded, critically engaged work that is valued by society.

 the audience agency   Family and Childcare Trust   The Albany
TAA work with cultural organisations to build audiences and provide support to deliver and grow a sustainable cultural economy.   FCT aims to make the UK a better place for families, through research, campaigning and information provision.  

Based in the heart of Deptford, the Albany is a performing arts centre with a history stretching back to the nineteenth century. Over the last few years, it has emerged as a new type of arts venue, driven by the cultural diversity and creative mix of South East London.

 Voluntary Arts        
Voluntary Arts works to promote and increase active participation in cultural activities across the UK and Republic of Ireland.        


How is the Festival funded?

The Family Arts Festival and Family Arts Campaign are supported using public funding through Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales.

 Arts Council England       

Our key Festival partners are:

Get Creative   Arts Award   The List   LittleBird  
Get Creative is a year-long initiative aiming to boost creativity in the UK, as well as celebrate the millions of people already doing something artistic and creative everyday.   Arts Award's mission is to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills, and to achieve a national qualification.
  The List's aim is to publicise and promote the wide range of arts, events and entertainment taking place throughout the year across the UK.  

LittleBird is the award-winning website offering families ideas and savings on days out, theatre, family events, festivals and unique and interesting products.


The Family Arts Standards have now been launched in conjunction with the Family and Childcare Trust


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