Cabinet of Curiosity CIC was established in 2014 to take the company's arts and design studio practice into communities and schools, creating high quality artistic experiences with and for children, young people and participants. Through our activities, the company seeks to inspire personal growth and facilitate the development of creative practitioners in the arts. To date, Cabinet of Curiosity CIC have worked in a range of diverse settings that include museums, heritage sites, libraries, schools, festivals and community spaces in towns, cities and rural locations - places where participants may have less opportunities to access the type of arts and crafts that we make within our studio practice.
Key projects include Floatilla, a project for the Greenwich Tall Ships Festival that involved primary school children in creating artwork for a window installation in a vacant shop space; Creative people and places: transported open book commission Storyville that gave us experience of working with rural libraries and communities in Lincolnshire; a commission for the Thames Festival Trust Rivers of the World that enabled us to work with over 1000 school pupils across the breadth of London on a prestigious project that was exhibited by the British Council in London and internationally; and
WW1 Paper Toys, a Heritage Lottery funded project that has enabled us to engage families and children in learning about a significant historical event through paper crafts workshops using the same paper toys that children on the Home Front would have played with in this era.
Cabinet of Curiosity CIC is a community interest company limited by guarantee
Company Number 08856926