About the Future Playground

The Future Playground is a community of people who are creating the future of art for children. It's a place for debate, and for sharing ideas and knowledge.

It's a place where we can talk about how to ensure that art for children - whether in theatre, dance, visual art, music, writing or any other form - can always be as brilliant, challenging, rigorous and beautiful as art for anyone else.

The site will only be periodically managed and curated and exist mainly as an archive but we do invite new blog posts from members who have any relevant thoughts or provocations on arts for children you would like to write about, and under the 'forum' heading, any ongoing discussions you'd like to have.

We particularly call for more artists to add their '1 Minute Manifesto' either in video form or if you prefer, as a blog post.


Blog Posts

Open Sesame project is "Sorted?"

'Sorted?' is a participatory performance event for families with under 5's that we have devised as part of the Open Sesame project and are now taking it out to all the nurseries that have been involved in the project (13 in Sussex and Surrey). We wanted to be able to quickly and easily transform the community centres and church halls that we are going to, and to give parents lots of ideas from the show that they could easily…


Posted by Clare Halstead on May 15, 2013 at 8:05 — 2 Comments

Uluzuzulalia - a vivacious voice playground

Well, I've been wanting to keep the FP team and members abreast of our experiment in creating interactive, installed extended voice work for children, Uluzuzulalia. We've just emerged from a few weeks of R & D and had some really useful feedback on the work. It is an attempt to put my manifesto - both video and written - into action in the 'work-for-children' paradigm. If you would like to have a look at the end result of the work, check out our just-edited trailer at…


Posted by Yvon Bonenfant on November 23, 2012 at 14:30 — 2 Comments


Art or Entertainment?

Started by Jarek Adams Jul 8, 2013.

What is it family audiences want? 1 Reply

Started by Samantha Butler. Last reply by Jarek Adams Jul 8, 2013.

publishing project documentation 2 Replies

Started by Anna Rosenfelder. Last reply by Anna Rosenfelder Nov 23, 2012.

Touring to Schools? I'm thinking about future audiences now...

Started by Allegra Galvin Oct 11, 2012.

The value of arts in schools 5 Replies

Started by Samantha Butler. Last reply by Allegra Galvin Oct 11, 2012.



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