Arts Award

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.

The programme supports young people aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders. Four qualifications are on offer (starting at Entry Level 3 and going up to Level 3) along with an introductory level. At all levels, Arts Award develops creativity, leadership and communication skills.

Many activities taking place as part of the Get Creative Family Arts Festival will offer the chance for young people to do their Arts Award or find out about opportunities available. There are thousands of places across the country – from galleries, to theatres, to museums, to schools - where children and young people can get started with Arts Award throughout the year. Find your nearest Arts Award centre.

Find out more about what’s involved with Arts Award and the levels available.

Arts Award is proud to be supporting the 2015 Get Creative Family Arts Festival in their 10th birthday year when they’re aiming for many more young people to be offered the chance to get creative and get a qualification. Arts Award is also supporting BBC Arts Get Creative as a Get Creative Champion.

If your organisation is taking part in this year’s festival, check out Arts Award’s new resource full of tried and tested ways of using Arts Award to strengthen links with families as well as celebrating children's success.


Photo: Rawlins College cr. Paul Maven