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Connecting schools with Culture in North West England

The Culture Hub is a free-to-use online portal for teachers and other professionals working with children and young people. It aims to help you take on the Cultural Education Challenge and by connecting you with the expertise and variety on offer within our region's rich and vibrant arts, culture and heritage sectors.

The Cultural Education Challenge

The Cultural Education Challenge is a call-to-action. It asks schools and cultural organisations together more effectively to offer a consistently high-quality arts education to all children

The Culture Hub is brought to you by Curious Minds, a charity working to drive access to creative and cultural education, by creating the conditions where quality, collaboration can flourish.

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For Schools

Demonstrate your school’s commitment to high quality arts and cultural education for all young people by signing-up to the Cultural Education Challenge. Your school will be listed on our website as a Culture School and you can use the free online profile to track your Challenge journey, mark accomplishments and highlight meaningful partnerships by collecting virtual ‘badges’ and submitting reviews. There’s even a widget to display on your website.

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For Cultural Providers

Register to create a free online profile for your organisation. Make the most of your listing to share information, images, videos and resources that truly reflect how you work with schools and young people, as well as uploading your forthcoming events, offers and latest news. You can also link with relevant Local Partnerships.

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Regional Culture in the North West

The Cultural Education Challenge asks art and cultural providers, schools and other local agencies to come together, to drive a joined-up local cultural education offer for children and young people.

In many areas of the North West, local partnerships have already been established, bringing together passionate and committed people from a wide range of organisations - across heritage and culture, education, youth sector, local government and the creative industries - whose local knowledge and professional expertise is helping to drive forward the cultural education agenda and improve opportunities for children and young people.

Even in areas of the North West which do not yet have a formally established partnership, there’s still plenty of great cultural education work happening that you can connect with.

See what's happening in your local area by navigating the maps below or visit the Local Partnerships page.

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What's happening now in the North West

BYT Summer Sessions Online

Posted: 15/07/2020 by The Met

Online workshops for young people aged 9-15 during the summer holidays

Performing Arts Specialist: West Yorkshire vacancies

Posted: 08/07/2020 by Artis Foundation

Artis are looking for performing arts specialists to join our team in West Yorkshire from September 2020.

Register for the ARTiculation Prize 2021

Posted: 24/06/2020 by ARTiculation

The ARTiculation Prize 2021 is now open! Inspiring young people aged 16-19 to look, think and speak about the arts.

Giant Keyboard takes over wall space!

Posted: 15/06/2020 by PRIMART INSTALLATIONS

A whopping teaching resource!

Reading Scheme Installation Rocks!

Posted: 15/06/2020 by PRIMART INSTALLATIONS

Reading scheme installation brightens corridor & engages children!

The Teaching Musician Postgraduate Qualification

Posted: 15/05/2020 by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance invite you to register your interest in The Teaching Musician postgraduate qualification. Applications for The Teaching Musician starting February 2021 will open in July 2020.

Currently there are no briefs in this region

Leigh Carnival Day

Posted: 03/08/2020 by Leigh Carnival Arts
Dates: 13/06/2021 - 13/06/2021

The annual parade and fun day in Leigh Town Centre. See for all the latest information

Cultural Learning Alliance

Curious Minds is an active member of the Cultural Learning Alliance. By signing-up to the Cultural Learning Alliance, either as an individual or organisation, you can help to champion the message that cultural learning can make a big difference to a child’s life experience and will receive the latest news and comment on cultural learning policy and practice.

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