Family Arts Networks are an initiative of the Family Arts Campaign. Manchester’s Family Arts Network is a group of venues and organisations from across Manchester that are collaborating to ensure that all Manchester families can get involved in creative events and activities.
The network has expanded to include over 20 venues and organisations who create and produce activities or receive creative activities and services as partners of the network. Activities include storytelling, dance, music, theatre, visual arts, digital and film and the network operates online and offline with families from all backgrounds.
You can follow the activity at Manchester Family Fun on Facebook and Twitter @mcrfamilyarts
Z-arts is the lead venue for the Manchester network which includes:
- Central Library
- National Football Museum
- Into Film
- Manchester Art Gallery
- Manchester Museum
- Manchester Literature Festival and Children’s Book Festival
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Manchester International Festival
- People’s History Museum
- Royal Exchange Theatre
- The Edge
- The Whitworth
- Manchester South Central Foodbank
- Adoption Counts
- Chorlton Arts Festival
The Family Arts Campaign and the Family & Childcare Trust have developed a set of Family Arts Standards, addressing a need for clear guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations. Many organisations have already signed up; you can find a list of them here.
Email the Family Arts Ambassador firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!