Creative Providers Map

Connecting schools with cultural educators to deliver enriching learning experiences

This map aims to demonstrate the vast scale and diversity of our creative and cultural education workforce in a way that hasn’t been done before. Teachers, school leaders and local authority commissioners can also use this map to discover the expertise that already exists within their local community, to help plan and deliver fun and engaging learning provision.

Search for creative providers by postcode or place name and zoom in to find out more about the expertise that exists in your area.

Don’t forget that many artists and organisations are willing to deliver outside their immediate locality.

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About Us

Curious Minds is a leading charity which works to make high quality creative and cultural learning opportunities available to all children and young people, wherever they live and whatever their circumstance. 

We do this by connecting teachers, youth workers and community leaders with artists and creative professionals; giving them access to information, expertise, space and resources to facilitate collaboration and innovation in the field of creative and cultural education.

This map aims to demonstrate the vast scale and diversity of our creative and cultural education workforce in a way that hasn’t been done before. Teachers and school leaders can also use this map to discover the expertise that already exists within their local community, to help plan and deliver fun and engaging summer learning provision.

We believe that the skills and experience needed to support and deliver this exist in abundance within our communities, in the form of freelance teaching artists, grassroot creative networks and cultural organisations. 

This summer, Curious Minds calls on school leaders to #PassTheBaton to the nation’s expert army of creative educators, to provide children with a summer of fun, friendship, and freedom wherever they live.

Curious Minds is proud to be a member of the Cultural Learning Alliance.

Add yourself or your organisation

Whether you’re a freelance teaching artist, a grassroots cultural organisation or part of the Arts Council England Portfolio; if your practice involves teaching children and young people you can submit to be represented on this map. Let us know using the form below.

Organisation or Practitioner Name*
Postcode*
(This will be used to show your location on the map)
Public Email*
(This will be publicly visible on your information card.)
Personal Email*
(This is the email address we will use to contact you if we have any questions about your submission. It can be the same as the email address given above.)
Webpage or Facebook Page*
Type of Provider*
DBS Certificate Number or Update Service ID*
Logo or Profile Picture*
Maximum file size: 2 MB
Artforms*
Activities (Max: 280 characters)*

Please note

The information on this website has been compiled by Curious Minds in collaboration with PLMR and the network of regional Arts Council England Bridge Organisations. It collates data about practising UK-based arts professionals who work with children and young people into a single interactive map. The artists and organisations listed have not been vetted in any way and are not being endorsed by us. Schools and other organisations using this information to make links with artists in their area should always conduct their own safeguarding and reference checks.

New to commissioning external arts professionals? Your regional Arts Council England Bridge Organisation can also provide guidance and support, and we have listed their details below.

Curious Minds

(North West)

Culture Bridge North East

(North East)

We are IVE

(Yorkshire and the Humber)

Arts Connect

(West Midlands)

The Mighty Creatives

(East Midlands)

A New Direction

(London)

Royal Opera House Bridge

(East - Covering Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North Kent)

Festival Bridge

(East - Covering Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk)

Artswork

(South East)

Real Ideas Organisation

(South West)

We are Curious Minds

Dedicated to improving the lives of children and young people through great art and culture.

Registered Charity No. 1130988 | curiousminds.org.uk

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Address: Colony, 5 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BR

Tel: 01772 827001

Email: info@curiousminds.org.uk