Chamber Tots at Home wins award for Best Family Arts Activity

Wigmore Hall Learning is delighted to announce that Chamber Tots at Home won a ‘Best Family Arts Activity’ award in the Fantastic for Families Awards 2021, for those who have made an outstanding contribution to family-friendly arts and culture during the pandemic year.

Picture1Led by the Family Arts Campaign, the awards celebrate the extraordinary creativity and resilience that the cultural sector has shown during the global pandemic.

You can read more about Chamber Tots at Home, its creation, and key learning in this case study.

Benjamin Redmayne, Programme Manager for Young People and Families said:

“We’re thrilled to win one of the awards. It is testament to the hard work of our Chamber Tots artistic team to experiment with (and perfect!) a new way of leading music workshops and the willingness of families to embrace music making online together.”

About Chamber Tots at Home:

Chamber Tots at Home is a series of online creative music making workshops for families with children aged 1 to 5. The workshops are based on our long-standing early years programme, Chamber Tots, which has taken place in community settings across London and at Wigmore Hall for over 20 years. Child-led music making is at the heart of the workshops, giving space for families with young children to take part in joyful, enriching activity together online.

About Family Arts Campaign:

Family Arts Campaign is an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation and the largest, fully cross-art form and collaborative initiative to support cultural engagement amongst families. It is managed by The Albany (a London based performing arts centre and social enterprise) and a consortium of industry partners.

The Campaign works with leaders across all art forms, including libraries and museums, to advocate for the value and importance of engaging families in creativity and to provide practical support in improving access and experience, with the aim of:

  • Increasing the amount and range of quality artistic work available to families
  • Improving the quality of experience for families accessing cultural activities/ events
  • Improving marketing to reach more diverse families

Over 1,000 cultural organisations hold the Family Arts Standards accreditation, with over 400 also committing to the Age-Friendly Standards, which provide guidance on improving access for older people and participants.