Arts Award in Schools

Arts Award offers young people an inspiring arts journey. Each path can take a different direction – from fashion to film-making, dance to design, photography to poetry. Whichever route they choose, young people are always in the driving seat.

Arts Award's unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops their creativity, leadership and communication skills.

Open to anyone aged up to 25, Arts Award embraces all interests and backgrounds. Through working towards an award young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment.

Arts Award motivates and celebrates young people's artistic achievements. Young people can achieve an award through any arts, media or cultural activity, developing knowledge and understanding of their chosen art forms.

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England working with 10 regional Bridge organisations.

Last year alone, we helped ensure that over 3,500 young people developed these vital creative, leadership and communication skills through successfully moderated Arts Awards. This translates as 123,715 hours of quality arts education provision right across across the East Midlands.

Arts Award Overview

Arts Award can be used in a wide variety of settings, not just schools and can also be used to help frame a single's day worth of activities for children and young people.

Bronze Arts Award in Schools

This film outlines how Arts Award at Bronze Level can be used in schools to provide pupils with an inspiring opportunity to develop invaluable creative, leadership and communcation skills.

Arts Award Centres and Supporters in the East Midlands

Our new mapping tools allows you to find your local Arts Award Centre and Supporter.

It's simple to use. The '+' or '-' tabs in the top left corner allows you to zoom in to street level and out across the region. The bullet point symbol in the pink title box is the key, and the paper filing symbol allows you to filter what you are seeing on the map according to the key's classification. Click on any symbol on the map and you get the contact details of the organisation.

Sophie Baczynski

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