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September 4, 2020
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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.
August 25, 2020
Sir Ken Robinson PhD

Sir Ken Robinson 1950-2020

It was with real sadness that the Curious Minds team learned of Sir Ken Robinson’s passing on 21 August.
August 17, 2020
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Supporting Schools Creatively

As a response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 10 Arts Council England Bridge Organisations worked together to conduct a National Survey of Schools in July 2020. The aim was to understand how the cultural sector can best support schools moving forward.
July 23, 2020

Trustee Appointments

Curious Minds, is delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Crowshaw as its new Chair of Trustees, alongside two new Board members.
July 20, 2020
Bubble Up with Curious Minds

Bubble Up with Curious Minds

Curious Minds is offering up to 40 commissions worth £2,200 each to community facing organisations and freelance teaching artists, to deliver extra-curricular cultural learning clubs in neighbourhoods across the North West of England.
July 17, 2020
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Artsmark: Latest Schools Announced

Curious Minds is delighted to congratulate the very latest group of North West schools to achieve Artsmark status.
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?
July 3, 2020

Curious Minds and Anti-Racism

The very first words of our mission statement are ‘Our vision is for an equal society...’. Tackling unequal access to, and through, arts and culture are right at the heart of why Curious Minds exists. We recognise that our work is far from done, and acknowledge we have a long way to go with specific regards to ethnic and racial diversity.
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
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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 11, 2020

Bridging the Diversity Gap

Cultural Education in Recovery: An update on our Coronavirus response programme
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.
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