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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.
September 4, 2020
A young adult and older male walk through a cultural venue deep in discussion

Hope Floats

As the government unveils more details of its 'Plan for Jobs’, Curious Minds' Head of Careers & Employability, Holly Ball, reflects on the opportunities and challenges the initiative presents for the cultural sector.
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 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.
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