About

Hello and welcome to Bus and Bird Arts! My name is Clare Taylor, otherwise known as Curious Clare on social media. I set up Bus and Bird Arts as a vehicle (sorry!) to work creatively with people of all ages. We are a mobile Community Arts organisation based in Mansfield in the East Midlands, UK.

Background

‘Bus and Bird Arts’ was born when we moved back to my home county of Nottinghamshire in 2016. The bus reflects the idea of a mobile arts service and it is an image that I have used before as I love old route master buses (we even had one for our wedding in 2012). Ideally, I would love to run my workshops from a bright red double decker bus, so watch this space!

What is our focus?

Bus and Bird Arts is passionate about championing learning and creativity within communities. We engage & inspire learners through the provision of tailor made creative experiences. Our three core areas are – Community, Education & Training and Health & Wellbeing.

What do we do?

High quality Continuing Professional Development courses, Art Workshops & Community Art Initiatives are run by myself , Clare Taylor. I am an experienced Community Arts Co-ordinator, who has designed & delivered bespoke creative learning sessions for a broad spectrum of learners from pre-school & school age children through to PGCE students & professional adults. With extensive curriculum knowledge, I have two decades of experience in providing best practice and best value. I have worked in diverse settings, the most unusual being at Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre’s Pearce Ward teaching ceramic sculpture and stop frame animation to cystic fibrosis patients in their bedrooms and working with Big Fish Little Fish in clubs on their family friendly raves.

In addition, I have worked on public art projects with museums, libraries and hospitals for the past fifteen years. Recent work has ranged from a permanent hosiery installation for Mansfield Museum’s ‘Made in Mansfield’ gallery, bespoke shadow puppets commissioned for Nottingham Mela by Real Creative Futures through to being appointed Inspire’s Visual Artist on their ‘Home Cooked Heritage’ Heritage Fund project.

Interested?

If you would like to learn more about what Bus and Bird Arts can offer you, please get in touch with Clare at busandbirdarts@gmail.com or click here.