COVID-19 – Curious Minds

COVID-19

October 16, 2020

Cultural Education Unlocked

Curious Minds is delighted to announce the shortlisted finalists of the North West Cultural Education Awards 2020. This year we will be celebrating the individuals and teams in our region’s schools, arts and cultural sectors who have gone above and beyond to bring creative and cultural learning to life for children and young people through the period of national lockdown.
October 2, 2020
A young Bubble Up participant works at a table with a friend. Both are wearing face coverings. One is wearing a Bubble Up t-shirt.

Bubble Up Project Update

The application window for Round 3 of Bubble Up has now closed. We would like to extend our thanks to every individual and organisation that expressed an interest in this programme.
September 24, 2020

Let’s Create: St Helens

Yvonne Bixter from Cultured, St Helens' Local Cultural Education Partnership, tells us how they share Let's Create art packs to help local young people through lockdown.
September 18, 2020

Locked down… but not out

We've decided to organise a stripped-back awards programme for 2020, which will focus on uncovering the outstanding efforts and achievements made by individuals and organisations to maintain the creative lives of children and young people during this unique period in time.
September 17, 2020

In times of uncertainty

A partnership between Curious Minds and Accrington Academy, United Learning Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious national teaching award.
September 11, 2020

The CASE for Arts & Culture in Recovery

Louise Robson, Creative Director at Wigan STEAM, and Curious Minds CASE fellow, writes a provocation on the importance and necessity of including arts and culture as an integral part of the recovery curriculum.
August 17, 2020
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Supporting Schools Creatively

As a response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 10 Arts Council England Bridge Organisations worked together to conduct a National Survey of Schools in July 2020. The aim was to understand how the cultural sector can best support schools moving forward.
July 20, 2020
Bubble Up with Curious Minds

Bubble Up with Curious Minds

Curious Minds is offering up to 40 commissions worth £2,200 each to community facing organisations and freelance teaching artists, to deliver extra-curricular cultural learning clubs in neighbourhoods across the North West of England.
July 16, 2020
Hope Streets: A Curious Minds Programme

Hope Streets and Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter movement asks many of the same questions posed as part of Hope Streets: What stories from our past are preserved, and which are hidden away? What questions do we need to ask and what truths do we need to learn about the names memorialised in statues and street names?
June 19, 2020

Where will YOU find Hope?

Produced by Blaze, this entirely young people powered programme celebrates creativity, heritage and diversity. The Festival of Hope is a pioneering festival that places young people at the heart of design, making, programming and production.
June 19, 2020
A diverse group sat in a circle.

Still curious about Creative Sanctuary

In Refugee Awareness Week last year, we launched our intention to work in partnership with Artreach. We wanted to find out more about how art and creativity were being used to support refugee children, particularly in schools, and to look for any gaps and opportunities to support, to innovate, to fundraise, or to invest.
June 11, 2020

Bridging the Diversity Gap

Cultural Education in Recovery: An update on our Coronavirus response programme
June 3, 2020

Arts Council England launches art packs for children during lockdown

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