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Family Ambassadors

Families are important to Warwick Arts Centre and we are committed to ensuring that they continue to have the best possible experience when they visit our venue, use our website, or book tickets.

We are proud of our programme of family friendly work and even prouder of the feedback we get from our family audiences. However, we know there is always room for improvement…

Our Family Ambassadors help shape our programme of family friendly work and inform the way we communicate with family groups. Family Ambassadors regularly meet (on and offline) to share ideas, see behind the scenes, learn new skills, and meet a range of Warwick Arts Centre staff.

We’re pleased to welcome our first Family Ambassadors:

Bailey Lamburn
Hayley Hindle
Kerry Handley
Richard Harrison
Siobhan Harrison
Cuckoo Koshi
Sonal Sonecha
Clare Baskott
Sue Gibson
Lisa Gadsby

Interested in becoming a Family Ambassador? Places are strictly limited but you can register your interest by emailing Johnathan Branson on J.Branson@Warwick.ac.uk or telephoning 024 765 72678.

We’ve also signed up to the Family Arts Standards. Find out more here.


Summary of Family Ambassador Activity

2018

  • Watched a video recording of our new Christmas show and provided feedback on the age appropriateness of the work – and generated engagement ideas based on topics and themes in the performance.
  • Helped to disseminate the Summer Family Day evaluation form to capture audience feedback, which will be used to inform the next event.
  • Attended and provided feedback on Half a String’s A Heart at Sea.
  • Provided feedback on the new Family Day website and venue dressing, to ensure it was suitable for family audiences
  • Attended Family Day Planning meeting to help inform the development of the programme.
  • Took part in our Instrumental project
  • Attended the rehearsal of Nikki and JD’s Knot and provided the artists feedback on the work
  • Provided our Film Programmer with advice on family films for the spring programme.
  • Visited Tate Liverpool to see the John Piper exhibition in advance of it visiting the Mead Gallery. Then helped generate engagement ideas for the Creative Space and helped the marketing team position the exhibition for family audiences.

2017

  • Met with the new Head of Creative Learning and discussed potential ideas for the team’s new programme of work.
  • Attended a workshop with the River and Rowing Museum, who are keen to set up a similar Family Ambassador initiative, and talked about their experiences of the the scheme
  • Took part in a workshop to inform the develop of engagement ideas for the Clare Woods exhibition – and developed questions for a video interview with the artist, which featured in the exhibition.
  • Took part in our Instrumental project
  • Attended and provided feedback on Protein Dance’s The Little Princess.
  • Supported a successful £250k funding application by taking part in a short video – where Ambassadors talked about why the Arts Centre is important to them.
  • Attended and provided feedback on Roberto Fonseca.

2016

  • Supported and informed our brand proposition work
  • Took part in our Instrumental project
  • Developed and promoted ‘design the Art Cart’ competition
  • Reviewed and made recommendation on how to improve the Family Ambassador scheme
  • Took part in a photoshoot event in our cinema to create new stock images of families for use in marketing materials
  • Took part in our Brochure cover photshoot
  • Promoted and took part in VIP launch of BFG in our cinema
  • Informed marketing and research of Family Weekend
  • Volunteered at our Family Weekend
  • Informed engagement ideas for 11+ year olds
  • Continue to manage our Family Friendly Facebook page

2015

  • Taking part in our Instrumental project
  • Tested our first ever Baby Cinema event
  • Tested private hires in our cinema for kids parties
  • Informed the creation of our new Christmas show The Lost Gift
  • Took part in Staffordshire University’s collaborative workshop, which explored new data driven business models in the Creative Arts sector
  • Presented at the Kids In Museums conference in the Science Museum, London
  • Continue to manage our Family Friendly Facebook page

2014