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Early Starters — creating engaging early years arts experiences

11 December @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Image courtesy of artsdepot — visitors get creative in the Messy Play class at TogetherFest © Andrew Twesigye

What is it about?

Join the Family Arts Campaign and early years experts Z-Arts for an exclusive how-to session on creating the conditions, setting and experience for creative family and early years activities.

Liz O’Neill, Chief Executive and Artistic Director and her team at Z-Arts in Manchester will discuss the value of early years creative experiences, how you can reach more families, how to cater for diverse audience needs, and will share ideas for bringing the whole family together through early years activities.

The session will also include time to ‘ask the expert’ so bring your questions for Z-Arts on how to make your programme accessible and engaging for little ones and their family members.

What will I gain?

— More information about the benefits of early arts interaction, the process towards becoming family friendly and the impact this can have on your organisation.

— Ideas on how to implement family friendly settings to your theatre, gallery, museum or arts venue.

— Practical advice on how to get more families interested and engaged in your cultural offer.

— Answers to any questions you have about early years activities.

— Information on how to become even more family friendly with the support of the Family Arts Campaign.

Who is it for?

— Representatives from arts and culture organisations who wish to create engaging experiences for young children and their families.

— Those who have never set up activities/events for very young children or those who would like to know more about how to become more inclusive to children of all ages.

— Those with existing experience of working with early years who wish to discuss and share challenges with each other in a collaborative peer learning environment.

How do I take part?

We will be using an online training platform called WebEx for this event. Before booking, please complete our online training checklist to ensure you get the most out of this training.


Liz O’Neill
Chief Executive and Artistic Director


  • AMA member rate: £50 + VAT
  • Non-Member: £50 + VAT


11 December
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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