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May 7, 2021
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Summer Learning Map

As part of it's #PassTheBaton campaign, Curious Minds has developed an interactive digital map, to demonstrate to school leaders and policy-makers the vast scale of the creative and cultural education workforce which exists in our communities nationwide.
March 23, 2021
Young person and facilitator at a Hope Streets Hope Hub meeting in 2019

Creative Kickstart

Curious Minds is working closely with national and regional partners to support a wide range of employers as they open their doors to young people who need the opportunity the most. 
February 15, 2021
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The Atkinson Alternative Saturday Job

Curious Minds and The Atkinson, Southport are looking for a creative and motivated young person to develop an “Adopt the Collection” fundraising pack for supporters of The Atkinson.
February 5, 2021

Creativity Exchange

This February, Arts Council England (ACE) has launched Creativity Exchange, a new online community to encourage teaching for creativity across the curriculum. Designed for school leaders, teachers and cultural organisations who work with schools, this platform will be a place for creative inspiration and to share innovative practice in education.
January 22, 2021
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High Hopes

The youth-led Festival of Hope, part of Curious Minds' flagship youth heritage project, Hope Streets, has been shortlisted in the 'Best Arts Project' category of the Hearts for the Arts Awards 2021.
December 4, 2020

Ready, set, GO!

Anthony Briggs, Project Manager for Lancaster's cultural education partnership Culture Co-op, shares some reflections on his time developing the Co-op’s latest project - part of the Our Place in the World: Cultural & Creative Education Programme and Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Initiative.
December 4, 2020

Arts Award in Lockdown

Arts Award can be a highly adaptable way of enabling young people facing acute challenges to develop and achieve. But what happens when its your school's first year of delivery and unprecedented circumstances threaten to interrupt students' work at a critical stage of learning? Head of Music at the Wirral Hospitals' School, Sofie Steff, charts their Arts Award journey through lockdown.
November 24, 2020

Bolton Museum Alternative Saturday Jobs

Curious Minds and Bolton Museum are looking for a young person aged 18 – 25 to work with them on the ‘Collecting World Connections’ project early in 2021.
November 23, 2020
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Curious about… Affinity Groups?

An exciting opportunity for both emerging and experienced teaching artists and creative practitioners to work with international equity, inclusion and anti-racism expert
October 22, 2020

Call To Tender – Bridge Youth Voice Initiative

The Bridge Network are looking for an experienced individual or organisation to project manage and produce an online digital magazine series that highlights elements of best practice around ‘youth voice’ in the context of creative and cultural learning.
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 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.
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.
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