A big wlcom from Curious Mindsto this brochur dsignd for schoolsand ducational sttings across thNorth Wst. It profils som basicinformation about arts and culturorganisations that hav bn funddby Arts Council England until 2015.Ths organisations ar rfrrd toas NPO’s
(National Portfolio Organisations)
(Major Partnr Musums)
It’s just a tastr of th informationthat will b availabl through thCultur Hub onlin portal.
Who ar Curious Minds and what isa Bridg Organisation?
Curious Minds is a Charity based in Burnley and previously responsible fordelivering Creative Partnerships. Curious Minds is now part of a nationalnetwork of ten Bridge organisations funded by Arts Council England to connectchildren and young people with great art and culture. One of our key roles isto help schools and other educational settings identify and access quality artsopportunities for children and young people and to support schools in connectingwith as many arts and cultural organisations in the North West as possible.Our regional consultation, carried out earlier this year with over 450 stakeholders,showed that school leaders feel as strongly as ever that arts and cultural learningshould be at the heart of the educational offer but are ﬁnding it difﬁcult to bringthe time, resources and skills together to create a varied quality offer for childrenand young people. That’s where we come in! As a Bridge organisation we can support you and your school in a range of ways:whether that’s ﬁnding a new arts organisation to work with or to enhance your Artsmark application. We could support with developing a funding bid or mappingout a young person’s Arts Award journey.We know that the arts bring intrinsic beneﬁts and raise conﬁdence, self-esteemand offer a powerful outlet for positive energy. We know that the arts can be anexcellent vehicle for communicating messages and bringing the curriculum to life.