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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 18, 2020

Words are our Power

Alice Bunker-Whitney, Project Manager for Children & Young People at Writing on the Wall, shares an impactful CPD that took place last week.
June 5, 2020

Creative Aspirations Week

Mrs Sarah Ackerley, Creative Arts Leader at St Kentigern’s Primary School in Manchester, discusses the success of a creative aspirations week in her school.
May 19, 2020

Associated Benefits

As the Cohort 2 of the Young Associates near the end of their time with Curious Minds, Lois and Amber sat down with Holly Ball, our Head of Careers and Employability, to reflect on their experience
October 31, 2019

Curious Blog: Why Is Engaging Young People With Heritage Such A Tough Nut To Crack?

July 18, 2019

Considering CASE Studies

As they approach the final days of their year-long fellowship, three members of our 2018-19 Culture and Arts Schools Experts (CASE) cohort reflect on their key areas of learning from the programme.
June 20, 2019
Rethink Rebuild Society Children's Choir with Music Action International as part of Journeys Festival International in Manchester 2018

Curious Blog: Creative Sanctuary

Dan Williamson, ArtReach Producer for Journeys Festival International, shares some insights from his research work with Curious Minds about how creative and cultural education can support child refugees as they settle in new communities.
May 31, 2019

The Augar Review and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Curious Minds' response to the Augar Review from Dr. Steph Hawke, Senior Manager: External Funding & Policy.
April 12, 2019

Trailblazer Tales

Rizwan Iqbal, Community Producer at Manchester International Festival (MIF) shares his thoughts and reflections on Trailblaze placement, Jessica Mallard.
March 8, 2019

Curious Thoughts: Thinking Positive

How can arts and culture give our young people hope? Curious Minds' Head of Innovation and Inclusion, Kelly Allen, shares her thoughts on the role that arts and culture can play in improving mental wellbeing for children and young people
February 26, 2019

Curious Blog: Trail Finders

Rebecca Friel, Director of Odd Arts, looks back on an apprenticeship experience that paved the way to new ways of thinking...
February 25, 2019

Character Foundations; Sector Response

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