News – Curious Minds


November 10, 2021

My #Artsmark20 story: Bedford High

Bedford High, in Leigh, has used Artsmark to transform practise within the school and has influenced the work of other settings through their seven-year Artsmark journey.
October 18, 2021

Tell Us About Your Early Years Arts Provision

Curious Minds is undertaking an audit of experience and skills around Early Years arts and cultural provision.
October 8, 2021

Curious Minds Appoints to New Inclusivity Role

Curious Minds is excited to announce the appointment of Saphena Aziz as its new Director of Inclusion.
October 8, 2021

Creativity Collaboratives in the North West

Curious Minds is delighted to congratulate St Bernard's RC Primary School in Ellesmere Port and Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust, which has been chosen to lead one of only eight Creativity Collaboratives across the country.
August 31, 2021

Leading the Arts in Your School 2021-22

Curious Minds is delighted to open applications for its popular arts leadership development programme, Leading the Arts in Your School. UPDATE: Applications for the 2021-22 cohort have now closed.
June 11, 2021

Bubble Up Summer Commissions

Curious Minds is pleased to be working with school and local authority commissioners in communities across the North West to organise extra-time cultural learning clubs, to take place during summer 2021.
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.
May 7, 2021

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.
May 5, 2021

Craft Adventures

... with Balderstone St. Leonard's! Curious Minds is delighted to share an update from one of our Artsmark schools about how they've managed to stay creative and inspire each other through the arts during the pandemic.
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.
April 27, 2021

Summer Schools: A blast from the past

Imagine if... we had the courage to look beyond ‘catch-up’ and saw the potential of summer learning to re-engage young people with learning, with each other, with their communities and with future careers.
April 16, 2021

Bubble Up – Your Summer School Sorted

Curious Minds is excited to offer its tried and tested Bubble Up programme to schools this summer. Bubble Up is a solution for schools that are interested in delivering high-quality creative summer school activity for incoming Year 7s, in line with DfE guidance.
March 23, 2021

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.