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September 18, 2020

Locked down… but not out

We've decided to organise a stripped-back awards programme for 2020, which will focus on uncovering the outstanding efforts and achievements made by individuals and organisations to maintain the creative lives of children and young people during this unique period in time.
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.
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.
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
November 8, 2019
Marple Hall School Stockport - Artsmark Award Presentation

SmART Sparks

Phillippa O'Shea, Director of Teaching and Learning for Creative Arts at Marple Hall School in Stockport, looks back on the school's Artsmark journey for Artsmark Celebration Week 2019.
October 9, 2019

A Sterling Outcome

Siobhan Sullivan, Artsmark lead and teacher at Canon Sharples Church of England Primary School and Nursery in Wigan, shares her view of the positive impact that Artsmark has had on school life.
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.
June 19, 2019

CPD Course: Leading the Arts in Your School

Curious Minds is delighted to announce that its popular modular CPD course - Leading the Arts in your School - will once again be running in 2019-20. Applications are being accepted until September 2019.
May 14, 2019

Now Recruiting Young Associates

Curious Minds is recruiting for its third cohort of Young Associates.
April 12, 2019

Trailblazer Tales

Rizwan Iqbal, Community Producer at Manchester International Festival (MIF) shares his thoughts and reflections on Trailblaze placement, Jessica Mallard.
February 26, 2019

Curious Blog: Trail Finders

Rebecca Friel, Director of Odd Arts, looks back on an apprenticeship experience that paved the way to new ways of thinking...
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