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Creative Educators Map

For parents, teachers and cultural commissioners

Discover the cultural expertise that already exists within your community

Are you a cultural organisation or freelance artist?

Find out more about the map and why it was made

About the map

The Creative Educators Map is designed to help parents, teachers, school leaders and those commissioning youth-focussed services (such as youth services and HAF teams) to find and connect with teaching artists and cultural providers in their area.

The website was originally created in 2020, as part of our pandemic response. It was intended to offer a way of signposting people to the many creative practitioners they have on their doorstep.

Two years on, the map serves as a demonstration of the vast scale and diversity of our creative and cultural education workforce.

Teachers, school leaders and local authority commissioners can use this map to discover local expertise, who can help them plan and deliver enriching and engaging creative education experiences for young learners of all ages.

Add yourself or your organisation

We know that there are thousands more creative providers who have yet to place their marker on the map!

Who can add themselves to the map? Find out [here]

Organisation or Practitioner Name*
(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: 256 MB
Activities (Max: 280 characters)*
Can we (Curious Minds) use your email address to contact you about our wider work advocating for and supporting those working in the field of cultural education?


Who can be on the map?

The map showcases creative practitioners spanning artforms of dance, literature, music, theatre, visual arts, film and heritage. This could be:

  • Freelance teaching artists who’s practice involves teaching children and young people.
  • Grassroots cultural organisations that deliver creative activities
  • Museums, galleries and theatres that offer a youth-focused programme
  • Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations

Sound like you? Add yourself to the map.

I'm on the map but need to update my listing

Send us an email with your required updates.

Do Curious Minds endorse everyone on the map?

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.
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Who is the map for?

We see this map as a celebration of the hundreds of people that are working to bring arts and culture to young people and children across the country.

Here are some of the people we had in mind when we created it:

Teachers, subject leads and school leaders

Find professional artists and organisations who can help plan and deliver enriching and engaging creative education experiences for young learners of all ages


Helping youth-focussed services such as HAF teams to connect with a wide variety of local cultural providers.

Parents and families
Discover freelance artists and cultural organisations on your doorstep, for inspiring creative experiences for the whole family. 

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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.

We built this Creative Educators Map to demonstrate the vast scale and diversity of our creative and cultural education workforce in a way that hasn’t been done before. We also wanted to create a useful tool for teachers, school leaders, parents and carers; helping them to find and connect with the wealth of expertise that exists within their own local communities.

Learn more

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

Further Resources

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Cultural Learning Alliance

Championing a right to art and culture for every child

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Creative & Cultural Skills

Connecting education and culture

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Arts Award

Inspiring young people to grow their arts and leadership talents

We are Curious Minds

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

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Tel: 0161 327 1928