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Curious Minds

Curious Minds is an Arts Council England bridge organisation.

Curious Minds is a company dedicated to helping people and organisations realise their greatest asset - their creative potential.

It is a creative social enterprise delivering high quality programmes and services to partners and clients concerned with education and learning, regeneration and cohesion, and the development of social and emotional well being.

It believes it is everyone’s right to have the opportunity to live, learn and work creatively and it works to realise this ambition by enabling creative collaboration, and prides itself in an ability to make collaborative partnerships work effectively with experience developing partnerships between a wide range of service providers.

About bridge organsations

As part of our goal to make sure that every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts and culture, Arts Council England funds a network of 10 bridge organisations as part of the National portfolio. Each of these will use their experience and expertise to connect children and young people, schools and communities with art and culture.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,351,000
  • 2013-2014: £1,386,000
  • 2014-2015: £1,423,000

Video feed

Curious Minds Celebrating Artsmark

On the 11 February, 2014, Curious Minds held a celebration event for schools right across the North West who had achieved Artsmark and Artsmark Gold status during round 13 of Arts Council England’s flagship programme – Artsmark - a programme that enables schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision to their students.

The Artsmark programme is delivered by Trinity College London and 10 regional Bridge organisations drive participation, one of which is Curious Minds in the North West.

types of schools

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Lisa O'Neill-Rogan: Octagon Theatre - Willow Project

Presentation of their work with children and young people who would not ‘normally’ be engaged with arts and culture. This formed part of the Curious Minds, Bridge Development Group seminar based on the theme of Engagement which took place in Cumbria

Celebrating Artsmark in North West Schools

During summer 2012 Curious Minds talked to nine North West schools about their success in achieving Artsmark or Artsmark Gold in Round 12. Staff and students described the impact Artsmark had on helping them understand how art, culture and partnerships with professional artists and arts organisations benefit staff and students. They described how the process has led to a positive impact on School Improvement and Ofsted recognition.

Simon Ruding from TiPP

Presentation of their work with children and young people who would not ‘normally’ be engaged with arts and culture. This formed part of the Curious Minds, Bridge Development Group seminar based on the theme of Engagement

Debra King and Kate Lowes from Brighter Sound

Presentation of their work with children and young people who would not ‘normally’ be engaged with arts and culture. This formed part of the Curious Minds, Bridge Development Group seminar based on the theme of Engagement

Mandy Redvers-Rowe from Collective Encounters

Presentation of their work with children and young people who would not ‘normally’ be engaged with arts and culture. This formed part of the Curious Minds, Bridge Development Group seminar based on the theme of Engagement

Tim Fleming from Whitewood and Fleming

Presentation of their work with children and young people who would not ‘normally’ be engaged with arts and culture. This formed part of the Curious Minds, Bridge Development Group seminar based on the theme of Engagement

Laura's Story

Shown by Tim Fleming at Lancashire Bridge Development Group Meeting

Seasons Greetings From Curious Minds

Curious Minds wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year!

Curious Agent

What is a Curious Agent?

Are you ready to accept a mission?

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Dramatised examples of Ego States

Footage taken from Curious Minds Creative Schools: North West membership network session on 'Behaviour for Learning'.

Creative Schools: North West is Curious Minds membership network for schools.

To find out more about the membership network please visit: http://www.curiousminds.org.uk/membership-network

Or contact Jude Bird - Services for Schools Manger on jude.bird@curiousminds.org.uk / 07766 801041

The Moment When.....

Celebrating the Olympic Flame in the North West with dance, aerial performance, music and pyrotechnics - The Moment When opened at Chester racecourse in a spectacular, visually stunning event. The Moment When... is a first time coloration between cheshire Dance and walk the Plank and a commissioning partnership between Arts Council England, Cheshire West and Cheshire, Cheshire East, Warrington Borough Council and the Cultural Olympiad, North West.
Curious Minds attended the event and captured some of the main event on video. As always actually being there was more stunning than can be captured on film. What was particulary great to see was over 20,000 people of Cheshire turning out to celebrate together, the community and family spirit on Chester Racecourse and throughout Chester on the 29 May was fantastic to be a part of. The Moment When... may have happened because of sport, but it was the arts and culture that brought people together. Proving that arts and culture is essential to all parts of our lives and really is that catalyst that brings families, communities and peoples together to share and celebrate. The Moment When... can still be seen at two more further events at:
Orford Jubilee Park, Warrington (16 June)
Tatton Park, Knutsford (15 July)
Find out more information here: themomentwhen.org/

The Moment When...

Celebrating the Olympic Flame in the North West with dance, aerial performance, music and pyrotechnics - The Moment When opened at Chester racecourse in a spectacular, visually stunning event. The Moment When... is a first time coloration between cheshire Dance and walk the Plank and a commissioning partnership between Arts Council England, Cheshire West and Cheshire, Cheshire East, Warrington Borough Council and the Cultural Olympiad, North West.

Curious Minds attended the event and captured some of the main event on video. As always actually being there was more stunning than can be captured on film. What was particulary great to see was over 20,000 people of Cheshire turning out to celebrate together, the community and family spirit on Chester Racecourse and throughout Chester on the 29 May was fantastic to be a part of. The Moment When... may have happened because of sport, but it was the arts and culture that brought people together. Proving that arts and culture is essential to all parts of our lives and really is that catalyst that brings families, communities and peoples together to share and celebrate. The Moment When... can still be seen at two more further events at:
Orford Jubilee Park, Warrington (16 June)
Tatton Park, Knutsford (15 July)

Find out more information here: http://www.themomentwhen.org/

Looping the Loop for the start of Games Time

Looping the Loop is the North West’s opening event for London 2012, celebrating the start of Games Time in the UK on 19 May.

The day will came to an amazing climax when one of the UK’s major event producers and creative forces - Walk the Plank - led a world class spectacle focused around the water and the Lowry foot bridge. The finale included the unveiling of an Olympic-inspired artwork which will remain in place on the bridge for the duration of the Games.

Looping the Loop is a partnership project led by Lets Go Global, Trafford Council in partnership with Salford City Council, The Quays Cultural Partnership (Programming & Participation Groups), Marketing Manchester and creative producers Walk the Plank and the Cultural Olympiad in the North West.

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Cow Lane
Burnley
Lancashire
BB11 1NN

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