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June 28, 2024
Launch of the Chance to See Fund - Alex from The Lathums plays an acoustic set for an audience of invited young people from Wigan.
Chance to See Grants Fund Open
Wigan’s ‘Chance To See' Fund announces new grant opportunities to foster joy, positivity, and hope for young people.
June 6, 2024
Artsmark in Rural Schools Research
If your school is based within the Whitehaven and Copeland area of Cumbria, an exciting opportunity will soon be coming to your area. Don't miss out!
March 22, 2024
Active Listening
In 2022, Curious Minds worked with seven early career professionals under the Kickstart scheme as Creative Youth Voice Champions. In this short blog, one of these Champions, Faisal, looks back on his experiences and how he saw his work directly benefiting young people in Bolton.
February 16, 2024
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Goldsmiths PhD Collaboration
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
Awards 2024 Launched
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
A group of people dancing led by an artist of colour.
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
A group of young people engaged in conversations around a table.
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
Holly Ball is chatting animatedly with two people at an event. She is wearing a burgundy top and carrying a coffee cup.
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.

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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