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The Bridge and Me

posted by Curious Minds, on 3 July 2014

And what a pleasure it is to instil the same belief in the arts organisations and libraries I now meet and to encourage and applaud their blasts of entrepreneurial youth-focussed ingenuity.

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Curious Young Voices

posted by Curious Minds, on 27 June 2014

Steph Hawke has been visiting children in their classrooms to hear their reflections on working with cultural organisations. ‘I have been struck by the detail that sometimes very young children can recall when an exciting artist or cultural organisation has been involved in their learning journey.’

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First Artsmark Briefing

posted by Curious Minds, on 6 June 2014

I attended our first Artsmark briefing at Ordsall Hall in Salford yesterday (5 June) Artsmark Briefings are a new free support seminar for schools and arts and cultural organisations which are being offered by Bridge organisations across England. The briefings are an opportunity to learn the basics about Artsmark and to find out how it

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Trust in Leigh Launch

posted by Curious Minds, on 4 June 2014

Trust in Leigh Launch On the 16 May we attended the official launch for Trust in Leigh at the Turnpike Gallery in Leigh with special guest Andy Burnham MP. Trust in Leigh is a charitable incorporated organisation that enables and co-ordinates social enterprise in Leigh. It establishes an ‘umbrella organisation’ and ‘social network’, as well

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Partnerships with Housing Event

posted by Curious Minds, on 30 May 2014

This week, we held an event to start a dialogue about partnerships between arts & culture organisations and Housing Associations across the North West. Having become aware just how much great arts and culture activity is happening in conjunction with Housing Associations, we wanted to start to unpick this a bit and see whether there’s

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Embedding Arts Award Event

posted by Curious Minds, on 30 May 2014

How to Embed Arts Award Salford Museum and Art Gallery 22 May 2014 A group of enthusiastic museum, library and heritage educators heard from inspiring speakers at Salford Museum on May 22nd. This was How to Embed Arts Award, one of a series of practical sessions delivered in partnership by Curious Minds and Museums Development

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Ken Gouge – Day In The Life Of A Validator

posted by Curious Minds, on 6 May 2014

So, you’ve submitted your Artsmark application, phew! But what happens next? Who is this ‘validator’ and what will they expect when they make their visit to my school? Ken Gouge, Artsmark validator and arts consultant who has been involved with the initiative since the start, gives an insight into a typical day…… Around 10.00am I arrive

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Shining A Light On Engaging Schools

posted by Curious Minds, on 6 May 2014

On Tuesday 29 April, Sarah Campbell, Head of Schools, Families and Young People Learning at the V&A, delivered a session for museum and heritage educators focusing on how to engage schools.

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Tameside’s Got Talent

posted by Curious Minds, on 1 May 2014

Tameside’s got talent – and that’s official after 200 young people were presented with Arts Award certificates from ‘Trinity College London’, for participating in the arts.

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