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Family Arts Standards: National Badge Scheme

From the Family Arts Campaign’s initial research, 79% of families and 75% of arts organisations felt that there was a need for a nationally recognised badge scheme for family friendly arts organisations. The Family Arts Standards have therefore been produced by the Family and Childcare Trust, in consultation with families, arts organisations and the Family Arts Campaign.

The aim of the Family Arts Standards is to encourage more families to enjoy arts experiences. 

They have been designed to:

  • help families know what to expect from an organisation that displays the Family Arts Standards logo
  • provide guidance for arts organisations on the key things they should be providing for families

If you sign up to the Family Arts Standards you are pledging that you meet and will adhere to the Standards. In return you can display the logo and will benefit from associated publicity.

The Standards have been developed for use by arts organisations; heritage organisations are also welcome to sign up and adopt the Standards for their arts programmes.

For more information and to sign up, visit their website.