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.
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.
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.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport called for evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. In response, Curious Minds submitted evidence gathered from 180 freelance professionals and 45 community arts organisations.