Over the last couple of months Curious Minds has been working with the national charity Children and the Arts to launch a new round of their Start programme in the NW. We’ve co-invested in this opportunity, which provides up to 3 years of funding for 4 cultural venues to develop and grow relationships with local schools.
Programmes will include cultural visits, professional development opportunities for teachers, education work linked to the national curriculum and the opportunity for the participating children and young people to engage in critical analysis and develop their own creative responses. The programme will also enable children and young people to achieve Arts Award and participating schools to gain Artsmark.
Applications are now open for cultural organisations based in the following areas:
- Chester & Cheshire West
- West Cumbria
Applications are also welcome from organisations outside these areas, who are willing to commit to schools within the specified regions.
For details on how to apply please visit Children and the Arts Start North West page.