Arts Award is the first accredited youth arts scheme to recognise how young people develop as artists and arts leaders. Young people aged 11-25 of all abilities and interests can gain their awards in any art form. Taking part in an Arts Award develops young people’s creative and personal skills for further education or employment.
- You can choose your art form and make your own plans, including improving your skills, seeing the work of other artists and running your own arts project. You'll share your work with other people by recording what you do. It's up to you how you do that - writing, photos, video, sound recording, in fact anything that counts as art!
- There is no time limit to the award. You need to make it challenging but realistic and decide how long you want to take. You'll have an Arts Award adviser to support you. They won't tell you what to do, but will help you plan and work through the award. They can answer your questions and give you advice.
- The Arts Award has three levels - Bronze, Silver or Gold – and you decide which level of the award you want to take.
- The Arts Award is run by Arts Council England and Trinity Guildhall, supported by Canon (UK).
- You can find out more here