Family Arts Conference

Exploring the value of arts, culture and creativity for families Last chance to save £55: Early Bird offer of £120+VAT extended until 14th December 2018 Join us for a full day of lively discussion, practical workshops, informative key-notes and ample opportunities to network with fellow creative professionals.

The full and final programme will be announced in January 2019 but we are pleased to announce that the event will include… Key note presentations from: Cheryl Taylor – Head of Content, BBC Children’s Syima Aslam – Artistic Director, Bradford Literature Festival Dr. Zoe Wyrko – Geriatrician and consultant for the BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 show Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds

Practical workshops: Fundraising advice and support from Cause 4 and Arts, Fundraising & Philanthropy Commercial value in your family offer with Baker Richards Evaluation and change management seminar with Big Lottery Fund

Digital family engagement and gaming exploration with Video Games Museum

World Café session: led by Family Arts Campaign evaluators who will invite all participants to input into and drive forward our national Campaign.

Panel discussions: Diverse family engagement: Representatives from Bradford Literature Festival, Manchester International Festival and Babylon Arts Centre will share and discuss their approaches in family audience diversification.

Creating intergenerational experiences for older and younger audiences: This group will explore examples of bringing young and older audience to participate together in creative activities.

Inclusive approaches for family audiences: How can the cultural sector become more inclusive to ensure that all families can engage in creative and cultural participation?

Outdoor arts for families: Join Outdoor Arts, Just So Festival and Upswing to explore why bringing creative and artistic work outdoors can reach new and diverse families.

Effective family marketing strategies: PR company Crystalsd and North East Family Arts network, Family Explorers will discuss valuable approaches to reaching more families. Building interactive experiences for parents and early years:

How can we create engaging experiences that move away from a crèche to an interactive activity for both parents and young children? Join Mish Mash Productions and Turned on its Head to find out more.

Plus: Local perspectives from The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool Philharmonic and Tate Free drop-in advice from Arts Council England Sector Support Organisations, including Kids in Museums, Cause 4, Arts Marketing Association and many more.

Lunch and refreshments Post-conference Networking Drinks at the Everyman Theatre Pre-conference networking evening and awards ceremony Limited free places at National Celebrating Age sharing seminar, Monday 11 February 2019, Everyman Theatre Liverpool

Who is the event for? This event is aimed at leaders, creators, marketers, practitioners, programmers and anyone working with audiences young and old. Content across the day will be relevant to representatives from across the cultural sector, including museums and libraries. “It brought me fresh enthusiasm for the sector I work in and I left buzzing with ideas” – delegate, Family Arts Conference 2017

Details: Conference will take place at The Everyman Theatre, 5-11 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BH. Arrival and registration will take place from 10.30am. Speakers and workshops will be from 11am – 5.30pm, followed by post-conference Networking drinks at the venue.

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