Who We Are
- Staff Meet the team who work for Curious Minds.
- Blog Read the blog from the staff and colleagues of Curious Minds
- Contact Contact us at our offices in Burnley
- Register Register to receive the latest news from Curious Minds and the arts and culture world
- Board of Trustees Find out who’s who on our Board of Trustees
- History The establishment of Curious Minds as an independent Company Limited by Guarantee and Registered Charity.
What We Do
- Bridge Organisation Connecting young people with great arts and culture
- Information, communication and advocacy a more joined up approach, streamlining information and championing innovative methods of communicating information.
- Engagement looking at issues around access and inclusion and sharing great models already working on the ground.
- Bridge Development Groups Bridge Development Groups
- Achievement & Arts Award all young people do have genuine access to progression and talent development opportunities
- Quality and Artsmark providing quality experiences for children and young people and encouraging schools and other education settings to work in partnership with quality arts organisations and practitioners.
- Arts Award A national qualification that supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders.
- Artsmark The national programme that enables schools, further education colleges and youth justice settings to evaluate, celebrate and strengthen a quality arts offer.
- Funding Advice support for grassroots organisations who use the arts to work with children and young people
- Action Learning Curious Minds are hosting Action Learning sets delivered by experienced facilitators in each of the North West sub-regions
- Services for Schools Curious Minds offer for schools for the 2011-12 academic year and more
- Membership Network Curious Minds Schools Membership Network
- Previous Projects and Programmes An overview of the programmes, projects and activities delivered by Curious Minds in the past.
- The highlights of fantastic work carried out for, by and with children and young people during 2012 in the North West The highlights of fantastic work carried out for, by and with children and young people during 2012 in the North West
- State of the Region - North West exploring the needs, barriers and potential in connecting children and young people, schools and communities with arts and culture
- Sources of Funding This resource lists some of the main sources of funding for work with children and young people in the UK.
- Creative Learning and the New OFSTED Framework how and why creativity is still very much at the heart of the new OFSTED framework
- Developing Different Voices - Publication celebrate the range and diversity of Creative Partnerships work that took place in schools with a special educational needs focus.
- Our Impact Curious Minds' impact in schools
- Case Studies An online database of case studies from the Curious Minds’ programmes.
- Safeguarding Policy Download Curious Minds Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct
- Videos and Films
- E-bulletin Archive Here we list the e-bulletins we have sent out to our stakeholders in the past.
- Logo downloads Download funding logos related to Curious Minds and the programmes that are delivered.
- Fishing for the Future - Publication ‘How do we maximise and sustain future leadership capacity in our schools?’
- Curious Stories Curious Stories from Curious Minds on sale now
Curious Minds and Sector News
- News from the arts and culture sector 2013
- News from Curious Minds 2013
- Jobs And Opportunities
- New Funding Resource For Grassroots Organisations New Funding Resource For Grassroots Organisations
- Creative Schools North West – Thrive in cost cutting times
- Leading the Leaders Seminars
- Curious Debates - Progression
- Creative Schools North West – Journeys Through Journals
- NW Artsmark Training For Schools
- Arts and Culture Advocacy: Mission Possible
- Smooth Transitions - Cheshire East Schools Event
- Curious Agents Discuss Their Work
- The Curious World of an Arts and Culture Advocate
- Dey Do DaDa Don’t Dey?
- “Making Space for Learning” - Case Study
- A Regional Access Fund for Young People’s Participatory Arts
- Interchange Event Review
- Techno-ABLE Project
- Invitation to Tender - Young Person’s Transport Research - Curious Minds
- Pompeii LIVE from the British Museum
- dot-art Schools Competition Launched
- Help Drake Music Shine a Spotlight on SEND Music Education
- The Family Arts Campaign
- Events for Schools: Manchester School of Art
- O2 Think Big Funding and Support
- Global Arts Projects from Creative Hands Foundation
- Political comedian Mark Thomas opens 'Art Of Protest' National Exhibition
- Chester Performs Call for Artists and Creative Collaborators
- Drama Approaches To Improving Children’s Wellbeing
- Peshkar Rich With Silver and Gold
- Blackpool Grand Theatre - A Case Study
- Cultural Education Partners - Knowsley
- School Case Study - Artsmark and Arts Award
- Cultural Education Partners - Rochdale
- Hannah Whitlow Gold Arts Award
- Liverpool’s Biggest LightNight Programme Announced
- Curious Agent - Emma Bush
- Introducing the new Digital Theatre Plus
- Pennine Lancashire Museums & Schools Programme - Update
- Big Ideas Start Here - I am Creative
- Curious Agent - Sue Reddish
- Blaze Learning Summit
- Schools Offer - Membership To The Artsmark Network!
- Arts Learning Consortium - Shaping Learning
- Are you planning to apply for DFE Summer School Funding?
- Are you in touch with schools that are planning to apply for Summer School Funding?
- Krazy Kat Theatre Company Present The Waving Cat
- Young Lancashire Training Events
- Writing Squad Application Open
- Preparing for Freelance Work with Young People in the Arts
- £7 million awarded to successful applicants to Catalyst Arts
- NorthWestDance: Centre for Advanced Training Open Day
- Wild Rumpus Commission
- Cheshire Cultural Marketplace for Schools
- Light Night Liverpool 2013
- Calling All Cheshire And Liverpool Teachers! Calling All Cheshire And Liverpool Teachers!
- Techno-able Project: The Learning So Far
- Funding Opportunity: Wolfson Foundation Schools Programme
- Creative Schools NW Event Review
- SEN Schools Funding: Tesco Charity Community Awards
- Ebb & Flo Half Term Activities
- Freelance Opportunity – Manchester Museum
- Savage Children at The Dukes
- Manchester International Festival invites you to LONG GRASS
- Artist Training With Global Link And More Music
- Ludus Dance Seeking Artistic Producer
- Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Key Stage 1 Schools' Concerts
- Bridge Development Group Progression Event Overview
- Sad Farewell To Tina
- Complicite Creative Workshops
- Arts Award Case Study: Tameside Council Arts and Events Team
Developing Different Voices - Publication
On 3 February Curious Minds launched the publication “Different Voices”.
This publication was commissioned by Curious Minds to celebrate the range and diversity of Creative Partnerships work that took place in schools with a special educational needs focus. The publication was researched and written by Jude Bird and Sue Caudle who are also developing an SEN network to continue to foster and support creative work and exchange of practice amongst schools.
The event was held at the Westleigh Conference Centre, Preston where schools from Lancashire, Liverpool, West Cheshire, Manchester and Salford came together to share ideas and practice. Three schools featured in the publication; Hope School in Liverpool and Tor View and Royal Cross in Lancashire gave presentations of their work and talked about the legacy of the Creative Partnerships programme in their schools.
Lancasterian School in Manchester presented their Arts Award work with DIY Theatre Company and Hannah Baldwin Regional Co-ordinator for Arts Award encouraged schools to work in this way to deliver Arts Award in their settings.
Attendees were asked about how these meetings could support them in their work and what they would like the focus of future meetings to be.
The next two network meetings will focus on progression routes for SEN pupils and research in the field of arts and disability respectively.
You can download the publication below or you can get in touch with us and we can send you a hard copy of the publication. If you would be interested in attending anu of the next meetings please get in touch. Schools can send different staff to each meeting so if someone in your school has an interest in the themes of the next meetings we will be pleased to welcome you this also applies to SENCO’s in mainstream schools.
For more information and to recieve your copy of the publication please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01282 435835