Founder and director, The House of Fairy Tales (UK), www.houseoffairytales.org
Deborah Curtis founded The House of Fairy Tales young persons arts charity with artist Gavin Turk in 2006 to create imaginative, narrative based learning adventures for children, young people, their families and communities. Before that she founded the childrens arts charity Supernova which produced a series of theatre events for children and young people. She has worked on over 100 projects in every region of the UK working with more than 600 associate artists.
As an engagement specialist she has worked in partnership with national UK based institutions from the Tate, the National Trust, the RHS and the Royal Shakespeare Company to festivals such as Port Eliot, Glastonbury, Camp Bestival and Latitude as well as local authorities, regeneration developments, shopping centres and visitor attractions.
As CEO of The House of Fairy Tales she has devised and produced work across different platforms from events and exhibitions to publishing and newspapers. She has personally produced over 30 narrative-driven engagement adventure programmes around gardens, museums, gallerys and public buildings. Over the last few years she has produced programmes working with several hundred schools through the House of Fairy Tales Thinking Kit programmes in Edinburgh, County Durham and every borough in London and produced CPD training programmes for teaching assistants, teachers and senior management.
She is currently developing a national cultural education programme for schools called The Great Imagining which she will be talking about at Green Culture 2020.