Liverpool Everyman Theatre to host the national Fantastic for Families Awards 2019

The UK’s most family-friendly arts and cultural organisations will be recognised at the national Fantastic for Families Awards ceremony at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre on 11 th February 2019.

24 arts and cultural organisations have been shortlisted for the Awards, for their outstanding contribution to arts and culture for families during the last year.

Voted for by a panel of expert judges from the creative sector, awards recognise the outstanding events that took place during 2018 and the exemplary family-friendly organisations and venues that welcomed families.

Awards have been given by The Family Arts Campaign, the national initiative funded by Arts Council England to connect families with cultural opportunities.. Results will be revealed at the Everyman ceremony where the UK’s best organisations, artists and makers will gather to celebrate the achievements of the last year.

Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England said:
These organisations are leading the way in increasing the amount of cultural provision for families, improving their quality of experience, and helping them to be better informed about what art and culture is out there for them.

Whatever the shape of your family, the arts can provide it with happiness, with pleasure, with things to do together, to create together and to remember together.

Anna Dever, Family Arts Campaign Manager said:
All of the organisations submitting for the awards are doing wonderful work to engage families and across generations, often with limited resources. It has been tough for our judging panel as all organisations clearly had innovative projects that are providing a fantastic service, but all of the shortlisted organisations have demonstrated a fantastic welcome and personal approach to visitors of all ages.