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February 16, 2024
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Cultivating Creativity: PhD Collaboration with Goldsmiths University
Curious Minds proudly announces a groundbreaking collaboration with Goldsmiths University and SeNSS for a new PhD opportunity titled 'Creativity, curiosity and professional artists in schools.' Delve into the influence of teaching artists, exploring how they ignite creativity and critical thinking in pupils. Guided by experts from Goldsmiths and Curious Minds, our innovative studentship project promises groundbreaking insights into arts education.
January 16, 2024
Announcing the Northern Cultural Education Awards 2024
The Northern Cultural Education Awards shine a light on best practice, innovation and activism in the field of creative and cultural education across the North of England. Taking place on May 24th 2024, the Awards Ceremony will bring together teachers, cultural organisations, artists and leaders to celebrate their commitment and impact.
December 19, 2023
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Art Beyond Borders
At the beginning of December, Curious Minds was delighted to learn that one of our projects - Pushing Boundaries - had won the the Award for the Promotion of Education and Culture at the Manchester Culture Awards.
November 8, 2023
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Young Associates Recruitment 2024
We are recruiting the latest cohort of Young Associates. We are looking for ten young leaders from creative backgrounds, aged 18 to 25 years old, who are ready to take on a new challenge and become the next generation of leaders and change-makers.
October 3, 2023
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Preparing Generation Curious
Holly Ball, Curious Minds' Head of Careers & Employability, outlines the three vital contributions that cultural education makes to young people's employability toolkit.
September 15, 2023
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Become a Curious Minds Trustee
As a Curious Minds Trustee you will gain the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping improve the lives of children and young people.
September 4, 2023
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Leading the Arts in Your School 2023-24
Curious Minds will be running this ever popular arts leadership development programme for teachers in the 2023-24 academic year. This year, with the support of Arts Council England, we are delighted to be extending our offer to welcome delegates from across the North of England.

Applications are now open for our highly popular arts leadership development programme Leading the Arts in Your School.
August 25, 2023
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Remembering Eleanor Chapman
We were devastated to learn this week of the sudden and unexpected death of our Trustee, Eleanor Chapman. A hugely accomplished cultural leader and performer, Elli was also a passionate advocate for children and young people's right to high quality creative and cultural learning.
August 3, 2023
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Learning from Lived Experience
How young people with Alternative Saturday Jobs have been teaching cultural organisations and partnerships about access and inclusion in their local area.

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fri24may1:00 pmfri6:00 pmFeaturedThe Northern Cultural Education Awards 2024Celebrating arts, culture and creativity for young people, in and out of school1:00 pm - 6:00 pm The Edge Conference Centre

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“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity.

It’s your place in the world; it’s your life.

Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”

- Mae Jemison