#BeeWell & Artsmark for Wellbeing Project

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DEADLINE 12th MAY! Limited spaces available for Bolton, Salford, Manchester and Oldham schools to join our pilot project

Do you teach at a secondary school in Rochdale, Wigan, Bolton, Salford, Manchester or Oldham? Are you interested in Artsmark Award and it's potential for wellbeing interventions?

We still have places available for schools to sign up for our #BeeWell and Artsmark Heath and Wellbeing pilot project, and you could be eligible.

It will come as no surprise that health and wellbeing has become one of the highest priorities for education settings across the country at this time. We know that engagement with creative and cultural activity can improve children and young people’s wellbeing, and that many school settings are already using the Artsmark award to support the health and wellbeing in their school community.

As Artsmark continues to develop, Curious Minds is delighted to be working with Arts Council England and Greater Manchester's #BeeWell initiative to undertake a two year health and wellbeing pilot programme, which will concentrate on working with Artsmark registered schools in Rochdale and Wigan to develop arts-focused wellbeing interventions.

We are in need of eight forward thinking secondary schools who are ambitious to take this journey with us.
We will work with the pilot schools to examine and interrogate localised results of the#BeeWell survey, drawing insights into the specific health and wellbeing needs of young people in their area. We will then support them to develop their own, unique and locally-driven responses and interventions, which will form a key part of the school's Artsmark strategy and journey.

In addition, participating schools will benefit from:

  • Opportunity to deliver the RSPH Youth Health Champions level 2 qualification (with a creative health focus) to a cohort of 5 pupils in your school.
  • Train the Trainer training for staff to deliver the Youth Health Champions qualification.
  • Micro-commissioning funding to recruit local artists and creative practitioners to work in partnership with you on your interventions.
  • There is also the potential for additional commissioning opportunities as part of a ‘neighbourhood delivery hub,’ where your setting would work with wider external partners on Creative Arts and Health focused activity.


In order to take part, schools need to meet the following criteria:
1By which we mean that your school is already registered and has not yet submitted its Statement of Committment (or has done so within the last 3 months) OR is willing to register for Artsmark journey. Whilst participation in the project is free, Artsmark registration does cost £500.

How do I get involved?

We are delighted to invite Expressions of Interest from schools interested in participating in this project.

First, please read this Information Sheet, which provides additional details about the pilot as well as giving key project dates on which your school would be expected attend full or part-day sessions.

If you have an questions, you are welcome to contact our Project Coordinator, Hattie Kongaunruan: hattie.kongaunruan@curiousminds.org.uk.

If your setting is able to commit to all of the compulsory dates for this project and would like to submit an Expression of Interest, please complete the form via the following link: https://forms.office.com/e/c1NbmjVsWs.

The new deadline for Expression of Interest forms to be submitted is 12th May 2023 at 5:00pm.

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