Paige Goes To London

posted by Curious Minds, on 15 August 2014

I have recently spent a week in London on an event management course with event business academy here is the outline of my week First day in class on Portland place I turned up almost an hour early just to make sure I wasn’t late! And as most event managers are known to be “control

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posted by Curious Minds, on 15 August 2014

It’s been an exciting time here at Curious Minds as we’ve recently launched our new work-based learning programme ‘Trailblaze’. This will create 100 paid work experience placements for young people in arts and cultural organisations across the North West between September 2014 and July 2015. There has been a great response so far with over

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Curious Creative Employment

posted by Curious Minds, on 15 August 2014

If you’re anything like me, there might be one morning in the week where you’ll sit down with a quick brew and spend five minutes having a sneaky peak at the latest job listings on your favourite cultural websites (of which I’m sure Curious Minds is one) – just to see who’s on the move

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Taking children to galleries is a ‘waste of time’

posted by Curious Minds, on 12 August 2014

Taking children to galleries is a ‘waste of time’ Recently British artist Jake Chapman said taking children to art galleries is a “total waste of time”. Was he right? Is he wrong? The reaction Jake got from his comments in The Independent newspaper caused a bit of a stir. Turner prize-winner Anthony Gormley, whose works

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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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