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April 27, 2022

Making the CASE for Co-Creation…

Rosannah Jones, Engagement Coordinator at Manchester International Festival (MIF) stresses to us the importance of co-creation.
March 25, 2022

Biscuits are your Superpower

Beth is 22 and has been running youth events since 14. Who better, then, to give us the low down on the pearls, pitfalls and the secrets of success?
March 15, 2022

Speaking Up For Culture

Curious Minds is delighted to announce that its Chief Executive, Derri Burdon, has been invited to join the newly established independent Commission on Culture and Local Government.
January 27, 2022

Pupils in the Driving Seat

An Artsmark journey overshadowed by lockdown taught the team at Balderstone St Leonard's a great deal about the value of Pupil Voice. Celebrating their new 'Gold' status, Kate Turner explains why there's definitely no going back now!
January 19, 2022

The Case for Culture

Often, conversations around youth leadership understandably focus on the benefit this has for young people. But, behind each of the success stories is a story less often told of the individual adults who have enabled the young people’s success.
January 18, 2022

UNlocking Experiences

Throughout 2021 and into 2022, Curious Minds has been working with United Learning Trust (ULT) to support students and staff in their Academy schools as they began the process of reconnection post-lockdown.
May 26, 2021

Young at Heart

Often, conversations around youth leadership understandably focus on the benefit this has for young people. But, behind each of the success stories is a story less often told of the individual adults who have enabled the young people’s success.
April 28, 2021

Proof Positive

Art and creativity implicitly strengthen the character of young people. All practitioners working in the cultural education sector know this. In Summer 2020, Curious Minds partnered with Goldsmiths, University of London for an ambitious research program that seeks to help researchers and practitioners back this up with empirical data.
March 17, 2021

Rethinking Recovery

How a summer of reconnection could meet and exceed recovery learning objectives.
March 2, 2021

Recovery Learning: Pass the Baton

An open letter to Gavin Williamson. This summer it’s time to pass the education recovery baton to the nation’s expert army of creative educators, to give our children a summer of creative fun, friendship and freedom wherever they live.
November 18, 2020

Prepared for Change

Curious Minds' Head of Careers & Employability, Holly Ball, considers the vital skills cultural education offers young people, as they prepare for a rapidly changing and unpredictable employment landscape.
October 8, 2020

View From the Bridge: The National Curriculum for Youth Work

Curious Minds is immensely excited to see the new National Curriculum for Youth Work, published by the National Youth Agency.
September 4, 2020

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.
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