Arts Award Explained

How Arts Award can help frame and improve how a cultural organisation engages with children and young people

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.

Discover in a Day

Arts Award can be used in a wide variety of settings to help frame a single's day worth of activities for children and young people - especially applicable to museums, libraries, theatres and galleries.

The newsletter linked below also explains how an aviation museum in Lincolnshire was able to use Discover in a Day frame an approach that appealed to children.

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