• "lack of inclusion is actually exclusion"

    Fun Palaces co-director Stella Duffy writes for the Arts Council on our work, the importance of inclusion, and how small changes make all the difference.

  • Making Fun Palaces in 2017

    Five Fun Palaces Makers - a library, a National Trust property, a community group, a community arts forum and an innovation & digital centre tell us how it was for them in 2017

  • What happens AFTER the Fun Palace?

    Farnham Fun Palace and Boundary Estate Fun Palace tell us about the ongoing events and connections their Fun Palaces have led to ...

  • SIGN-UPS NOW OPEN!

    Ready to make a Fun Palace?
    You don't have to know everything yet - you can get on the map and work it out later, as hundreds have done before!

  • What is the Fun Palaces Campaign?

    Culture for by and with all, shining a light on the 'genius in everyone'.

  • FUN PALACES WORKSHOPS

    Supporting you and your community to create locally-led Fun Palaces.

    last year we ran 18 workshops all over the UK, bringing together hundreds of different groups, organisations and individuals - we're very happy to come to you

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Being the Change

    We were excited by the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of Fun Palaces Makers and participants last year. Check out our 2017 evaluation - and help us do even more in 2018.

  • Fun Palaces Film 2017

    OUR NEW FILM!

    Makers from every year of Fun Palaces tell us why it matters.
    Celebrate our 5th birthday and join in with hundreds of thousands of others who believe community belongs at the heart of culture.

  • Support us!

    Since 2014 we have supported 934 communities to create their own Fun Palaces, across the UK and beyond.
    But did you know we have NO core funding?
    This means ANY amount can make a huge difference.
    Your support can help us do more, reach more, be more ...

  • Here's what people are
    saying on Twitter using the
    #FunPalaces hashtag

  • What are Fun Palaces?

    We are an ongoing campaign for culture at the heart of community, and community at the heart of culture, with an annual weekend of action – arts, science, craft, tech, digital, heritage and sports events activities – run by, for and with local communities. 

What

Fun Palaces is a campaign promoting community at the heart of culture and culture at the heart of community, with an annual weekend of action created by, for and with local people.

This year – 6 & 7 October 2018. Check out our new film of Fun Palaces Makers 2014-2017.

Where

Libraries, public parks, shopping malls, schools, swimming pools, town squares. There were 362 Fun Palaces across the UK and beyond in 2017. Where will your Fun Palace be on the 6th and 7th October 2018?