What is the Role of Libraries in the Digital World?

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 28 September 2015

This question has been central to many of the discussions we’ve been having with libraries over the last few months whilst delivering a range of digital workshops from coding to filmmaking, blogging to tablet photography, planning digital workshops to exploring creative apps, and a whole other load of techie shenanigans! So, what is the role

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Dazzle Island

posted by Curious Minds, on 16 September 2015

On 3rd September Childwall Sports and Science Academy in conjunction with Liverpool Biennial their SLiCE Cultural Partner launched Dazzle Island based on the designs of Sir Peter Blake and the Dazzle Ferry. Childwall also worked with Greenbank and Childwall Valley Primary School children who contributed to the designs and worked with Studio Hato to complete

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Arts Award & Festivals!

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 3 September 2015

Wild Rumpus CIC is a social enterprise who organise large scale family arts events in wild natural landscapes. We believe that when families engage together in the highest quality arts in the outdoors, something quite amazing can happen. Based in Cheshire and working from a converted horsebox in four acres of woodland, Wild Rumpus produce the

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Blackpool Arts Award Activity

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 28 August 2015

The Blackpool Arts Award Network has been established by Blackpool Council’s Arts Service. This is an open network for practitioners, teachers, and community workers, experienced or new to Arts Award delivery. This is a great opportunity for advisers around the area to come together and share best practice, advice and problems amongst others in the

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Arts Award And Museums

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 28 August 2015

Gina Cottam from Lancashire County Council blogs about her experiences embedding Arts Award in a museum setting. I work as part of the Heritage Learning team for Lancashire County Council’s Museums Service. We collectively manage the learning for 11 Museum sites across Lancashire. Over the last 3 years we have delivered Arts Award projects to

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Arts Award and Trailblaze

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 27 August 2015

Curious Minds’ Curious Futures Co-ordinator Holly ball blogs about how she involves Arts Award with our creative work experience programme Trailblaze… My role at Curious Minds is to develop and deliver our work-based learning programmes.   This involves supporting the development of paid work experience, creative traineeships and apprenticeships in the arts and cultural sector across

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Trailblaze Blog From Z-Arts

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 10 August 2015

India blogs on her Trailblaze placement with Z-Arts in Manchester, with what she’s been up to for Week 8. For week 8 I managed to get tons done including uploading photos to various sites and social media pages, setting up a spreadsheet recording PR activity since February, and composing social media posts and web copies.

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A Quality Way to Get On the Creative Case!

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 7 August 2015

Kelly Allen, Engagement Manager at Curious Minds blogs about the creative case for diversity in the arts. The art and culture sector talks a lot about diversity I’ve noticed.  It increasingly seems to be a standing item on meeting agendas and for many of us it’s also prompted by our major funders.  We clearly have

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My Blast!

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 9 July 2015

On the 2nd March I headed over to The Lowry for a day full of great people, great talks and big ideas. I was asked by Curious Minds to help with the ‘Discover and Explore the Cultural Sector’ workshop.  Recently we have been working on a literacy project with two year four classes from a

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