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Family Arts Festival 2016

Start date: 1 Oct 2016

End date: 31 Oct 2016



Phone: 020 3198 6106

Family Arts Festival 2016

The Get Creative Family Arts Festival is a national festival of arts events for families. This year’s Festival will take place throughout October at venues up and down the country. You can be part of it simply by listing your event on the website and by using the Festival logo in your marketing.

The Festival, which spans the autumn half-term holiday, is a major focal point for the Family Arts Campaign, who conduct extensive annual marketing and PR activity promoting the Festival’s events and organisers to targeted family audiences. The Festival has been running since 2013 and has so far included 13,000 events by over 1,700 organisations, engaging 1.7 million family members across the UK.

Now’s your chance to organise something special that would be just right for a family audience!

What to do next:

  1. Plan your family arts event – see here for ideas.
  2. Upload your event listing to – listings upload opens from early April but you can register now by adding your organisation details.
  3. Promote your event as part of the Festival – we’ll launch our marketing campaign once Festival listings go live in early June.

This year’s Festival will be one whole month in length! Spanning 1st to 31st October, we hope that this longer time period will give you greater flexibility in how and when you take part. Over 500 new and newly commissioned pieces of work designed specifically for families have so far taken place as part of the Festival, which has attracted media attention across the country. Why not organise something special this year?

Make sure your organisation stands out and help us maximise coverage for your event byplanning something unique and inspiring for families this October. Read on for some simple ideas and inspiring examples from previous Festivals…