"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."
I am really chuffed to announce that FAMALAM has received Open Access funding from Creative Black Country for a series of family events in Bearwood & Smethwick in 2017 that explores Art for Social Good.
“We live in a network of peers who are not typical 9-5ers, a nomadic tribe of people who view the world in a different way and want to make it better, we see having children and our working lives, not as separate things but as one and the same. – Alice, Impact Hub Member
At this stage Kidoop is just a prototype, but we hope that a resource like Kidoop might help to make Parent Childcare Cooperatives a feasible alternative here in the UK, one that is more flexible, affordable and rooted in community, allowing children, parents and communities to thrive.
When Amy Martin’s son Theo arrived, he instantly took up position at the centre of her world. Creator of F A M A L A M, exploring parenting and play in the 21st century, her bold new initiative #RadicalChildcare identifies a system so flawed that it invites much room for innovation. Hear why Birmingham is perfectly placed to explore new possibilities for childhood, and the importance of developing a modern day village.
Amy Martin is a creative producer with a decade of experience in designing and delivering arts and innovation programmes across the country. Her work involves children and young people as co-constructors, co-producers and leaders. Amy is a BOM (Birmingham Open Media) Fellow and part of the Innovate UK / Arts Council England funded arts & technology pilot at Near Now in Nottingham. Her project F A M A L A M explores parenting and play in the 21st Century, with a specific focus on #RadicalChildcare an initiative to explore, imagine and invest in bold new possibilities for the future of childcare.