For parents, teachers and cultural commissioners
Are you a cultural organisation or freelance artist?
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.
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]
The map showcases creative practitioners spanning artforms of dance, literature, music, theatre, visual arts, film and heritage. This could be:
Sound like you? Add yourself to the map.
Send us an email with your required updates.
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.
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.
Curious Minds is proud to be a member of the Cultural Learning Alliance.
Championing a right to art and culture for every child
Connecting education and culture
Inspiring young people to grow their arts and leadership talents