Supporting young people across the UK to develop as artists and arts leaders
Arts Award offers young people an inspiring arts journey. Each path can take a different direction – from fashion to film-making, from dance to design, from photography to poetry. Whichever route they choose to follow, 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 7 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 can be achieved at five levels, four accredited qualifications and an introductory award: Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver, Gold and is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England working with 10 regional bridge organisations.
The award is available in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. If you are based outside of the UK, it may be possible to get involved providing you meet some specific conditions.