About Artistically Curious.
Artistically Curious is a production company that specialises in vocational training for theatre, film and audio. A holistic approach that invites artists to explore and grow their craft through ambitious projects, industry masterclasses and ongoing mentoring. Through both larger community projects and smaller bespoke training, we at Artistically Curious are always looking for ways to promote new voices and to push the performing arts industry forward.
At Artistically Curious we focus on a few basic principles;
- develop the person and you develop the artist
- freedom to experiment and make mistakes
- embracing a culture of acceptance and support, no matter who you are or where you have come from, everyone has value
- developing aspirational projects that allow artists to dream, create and inspire
- sharing our practice and process so that others can adapt them for their own needs and requirements
Our world is changing beyond recognition, at a pace unmatched by any other point in history and the same can be said for our industry. This is why it is an essential time to reflect on its history and assess what its future will look like. The future belongs to those who never stop learning and who combine their skills in creative ways. This is why every Artistically Curious project invites all collaborators to understand every aspect of the creative process. By becoming a performer, a producer and a technician in your own right there will be nothing to stop new stories being told each and every day.
These are our past collaborators.
Our Artistic Director Alan Mandel is a professional actor, director and teacher. As an actor he has worked on Hollywood productions (including Fantastic Beasts, Rocketman, War Horse and Pride), performed at off west end venues (such as The Unicorn and the Shaw Theatre) and lent his voice to audio (his narration of the Gruffalo has over 3.5 million views on YouTube, and he has recently directed and starred in ‘Red Valley’, an audio drama podcast that has just passed 15,000 downloads from listeners across 50 countries).
As well as his work as a performer he has produced and directed across all mediums. His theatre credits include: Romeo + Juliet / Twelfth Night (Stroud Shakespeare Festival), The Distance We Have Travelled (Trinity Rooms), Those That Remain (Berkeley Power Station), Frankenstein: The Metal Opera (The Space), After a Storm (Exeter Northcott Theatre) and In The Space Between (Camden People’s Theatre).
Film credits include: Valentine (Electric Swing Circus), Body Psychotherapy In Our Changing World (EABP), Bristol's People (The Whiteladies Picture House), 1st AD on The Underwater Realm (Realm Pictures), Artisans of Memory (Multi-Sense Media) and On Ice (Wet Rat Films), which won Best Director & Best Film at the 2 Days Later International Film Festival.
Alan has experience of working in a wide range of academic environments having managed departments and teams in primary, secondary and HE level and is currently teaching on the Screen Acting and Film & TV Production degreed at LMA in London.