Full Family Arts Conference Schedule Announced

The full schedule is now available for the Family Arts Conference on Friday March 13th at Cadogan Hall & Royal Court Theatre, London.

This full day of learning will explore case studies of organisations working with families in successful and innovative ways, share the results of important new research and launch the next exciting stage of the Family Arts Campaign.

The conference starts with a free event on the evening preceding the conference, at 6.30pm on Thursday 12 March at Rich Mix. This will include the presentation of Family Arts Festival Awards, a performance of Z-arts’ Family Matters, and an opportunity to network with other arts professionals over a glass of wine.

Highlights of the conference itself include a selection of case studies that demonstrate the diverse nature of family work being presented across the country; results of a national survey revealing how family friendly the arts sector is to its employees, presentations of new research, a keynote from Laura Dyer, Executive Director of Arts Council England, on the funder’s perspective of the future of family arts, and more.

The full schedule of the day is below; click here for more information, and click here to book your place.

Family Arts Conference

Date: 13th March 2015
Venue: Cadogan Hall & Royal Court Theatre, London

A major event to introduce important new research, share learning and launch the next exciting stage of the Family Arts Campaign

10.00 – 10.30 Registration – Tea and coffee

10.30 – 10.50 Welcome from our Chair, Kathryn McDowell CBE with a special message from Family Arts Festival Patron, Michael Morpurgo

10.50 – 11.25 Keynote from the Director of Dragon, the award-winning international family show created by Vox Motus

11.25– 11.45 Tea and coffee break

11.45 – 1.00 What we’ve learnt: Examples of innovative artistic product, excellent family welcome and collaborative audience development from around the UK, including the Royal Opera House,The Woodville, Family Explorers, City  Family Arts Network, The Drum, and Arnolfini

1.00 – 1.55 Lunch with performances of Beached, commissioned by Ideas Test for the 2014 Family Arts Festival

1.55 – 2.55 Your choice of breakout session:

  • Marketing to families: Innovative examples and insights from Spektrix Ltd, Minor Tickets Ltd, Liverpool Philharmonic and The Audience Agency
  • Are arts organisations family-friendly employers? Discussing the results of a national survey revealing how family friendly the arts sector is as an employer, chaired by Tonic Theatre’s Lucy Kerbel, with Julia Potts, employment lawyer Dermot Scully and the Family & Childcare Trust’s Jill Rutter
  • Young person led activities: More innovative examples and insights, chaired by Jessica Hepburn, Executive Director of Lyric Hammersmith, and featuring Arts Award, Ideas Test and Ikon Gallery.

2.55 – 3.10 Tea and coffee break

3.10 – 3.55 Launch of new research and practical guidance by Staffordshire University on how to effectively communicate artistic content to families

3.55 – 4.40 Launch of new research and practical guidanceby Baker Richards into the pricing of family events

4.40 – 4.45 Short break

4.45 – 5.05 The funder’s perspective from Laura Dyer, Executive Director of Arts Council England

5.05 – 5.30 Family Arts 2.0 – The Campaign’s plans for the future

5.30 – 6.30 Networking drinks reception

Book now at Eventbrite by clicking here.