Call for online activities to keep the nation connected to culture

Family Arts Campaign are supporting arts organisations to reach families during COVID-19

Family Arts Campaign this week relaunches its listings service, Fantastic for Families, to help the nation access creative events and activities during COVID-19 and is asking cultural organisations to join them. 

The organisation is known for fantasticforfamilies.com, which is used by hundreds of organisations to reach families who are looking for fun, creative and cultural events or days out.

Now, with the arts sector facing huge challenges, and with thousands of us unable to leave our homes, the Family Arts Campaign are adapting their offer, creating a brand-new resource for families to find online events, activities and experiences.

“We have a commitment to our audiences,” says Anna Dever, Head of the Family Arts Campaign, “many will need us more than ever in these challenging and uncertain times. We hope that with this resource we can support organisations to stay connected to their communities creatively and culturally. We’re asking arts organisations to talk to us about how they can use the site to encourage families to find ways to enjoy being creative together, to join in and have fun.”

Activities on Fantastic for Families include online dance classes, live crafting sessions and family-friendly musical performances with submissions from Jersey Opera House to The Roald Dahl Museum, Theatre Hullaballoo and The Story Museum.

Rebecca Blackman, Director, Audience and Engagement, Arts Council England said, “It’s essential that we support the entire eco-system of everyone who is involved in the arts and that includes families at home. We’re delighted that Fantastic for Families are playing their part in bringing creative activities to people everywhere and would encourage our Arts Council funded organisations to take advantage of this resource to strengthen accessible experiences for audiences.”

All arts organisations are encouraged to visit www.fantasticforfamilies.com to find out more or add events.