Start North West Children & the Arts is delighted to be working in partnership with Curious Minds to extend our work across the North West. We are seeking four new partners to deliver three-year Start projects to start in September 2017. 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. Cultural organisations based in Preston, Rochdale, West Cumbria, Cheshire West & Chester, Bolton and Tameside are invited to apply by Friday 28 April 2017. Application form Application guidelines If you have any questions about Start or would like support with the application process, please contact Lydia Lewison, Senior Programme Manager at [email protected].