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Early Starters — creating engaging early years arts experiences with Turned On Its Head and the Family Arts Campaign

2 May @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

What is it about?

Join the Family Arts Campaign and early years experts TOIH for an exclusive how-to session on creating accessible, creative experiences for very young children and their families.

Liz Clark, Artistic Director of TOIH will discuss the value of arts in early years creative, how you can reach 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 Liz 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 years arts activity

— Ideas on how to implement accessible family friendly activities in 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 very 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 Clark | Artistic Director | Turned On Its Head

Liz is an independent dance artist and Artistic Director Turned On Its Head. As well as heading up the company Liz leads a weekly dance improvisation class for families in Leicester, which acts as her laboratory for developing shows and projects.

Liz’s work is informed by attachment and neuroscience theories and she is interested in developing new forms of practice in dance that meet the needs of children in our society today.

In 2016 she was shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Lionel Bart Award for Children’s Theatre for her commitment to developing early years theatre.

Liz is Associate Artist for People Dancing and leads their new Early Years Dance Network founded to support and develop good practice in dance for early years across the UK.

Liz blogs at


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


2 May
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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