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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.
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
The Atkinson logo and Alternative Saturday Jobs logo

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
Hope Rises Image

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.
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 18, 2020
Two young adults plan a project together

Prepared for Change

Curious Minds' Head of Careers & Employability, Holly Ball, considers the vital skills cultural education offers young people, as they prepare for a rapidly changing and unpredictable employment landscape.
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.
September 17, 2020

In times of uncertainty

A partnership between Curious Minds and Accrington Academy, United Learning Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious national teaching award.
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 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.
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.
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