Curious Minds has been evolving since being established in 2009 to deliver Arts Council England’s Creative Partnerships programme across Lancashire and Merseyside.
Creative Partnerships was England’s flagship creative learning programme, designed to develop the skills of children and young people across England, raising their aspirations, achievements and life chances. As part of a national network of Area Delivery Organisations, Curious Minds worked in partnership with 350 primary, secondary and SEN schools and 4,000 teachers and school leaders, bringing creative workers such as artists, architects and scientists into schools to work with teachers to inspire young people and help them learn.
The government announced its plans to withdraw funding for the Creative Partnerships programme from the end of the academic year 2010/2011 forcing us to re-think the future. Remaining true to their founding vision, mission and beliefs, they applied to become the Bridge organisation for the North West of England and have been delivering the role successfully since April 2012.
They work hard to balance being the North West Bridge organisation with the delivery of a wider portfolio of programmes designed to enhance and extend the impact of the Bridge role.See more