I had the recent good fortune to be able to attend the recent Family Arts Conference at St. George’s and Watershed, Bristol on 15 March 2017 (#FAcon17) as part of Theatre Bristol’s new artist agent initiative. The sunny day provided a warm welcome for an impressive turnout of sector professionals from across the UK. Adeptly produced by Family Arts Campaign, the day-long programme identified current trends and challenges within the family arts sector, as well as offering models for good practice.
Five main themes emerged from the day as a sort of tool-kit for best practice. They were
- Provide a high quality welcome and ‘everyday access’
- Offer work and activities that have genuine relevance
- Work together: Seek genuine partnership and collaboration
- Approach the work as action research
You can read the full report on the Theatre Bristol website here.