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Arts Award

Arts Award is a range of qualifications open to anyone up to the age of 25. It develops creativity, leadership and communication skills through engagement with the arts.

Arts Award can be achieved at five levels – four qualifications and an introductory award:

  • Discover – introductory award
  • Explore
  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold (UCAS points attached).

Arts Award enables young people to grow their arts and leadership talents. It is creative, valuable and accessible and offers young people an inspiring arts journey.

Arts Award motivates and celebrates young people’s artistic achievements. The different levels can be achieved through any arts, media or cultural activity, developing knowledge and understanding of chosen art forms. Young people find out about artists, musicians, filmmakers, authors, poets, actors, dancers etc. They record their findings in log books or online, take part in, experience, research and review arts activities and present their experiences to their peers.

Arts Award qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. They learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment.  They are supported by Advisers who can be teachers, teaching assistants, learning officers, lecturers, youth workers, arts co-ordinators or arts professionals. For upcoming training courses, please click here.

Arts Award Support

We offer a wide range of support to schools, arts and cultural organisations and other professionals working with young people, including seminars, events and Adviser training. See here for current support opportunities.

Once you are trained as an Arts Award Adviser you can access a range of support including:

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

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