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Arts Award

Want to explore your creativity... and get a nationally recognised qualification?
Whatever art form you’re interested in, whatever your ability, Arts Award fits you.

You can do an Arts Award in any area of the arts from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing, sculpture to film. You can be the creator or performer of your own work, or develop your skills in essential roles like marketing or stage management. 

Arts Award can fit around your other commitments, and you can do your Arts Award wherever arts is happening with young people, including youth clubs, arts centres, schools, colleges, theatres or community groups.

The award can be achieved at Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver or Gold levels, each of which allows you to focus on a single art form or a range of different ones.

You’ll end up with a portfolio or arts log that shows off your creativity and gives you a recognised national qualification or award to put on your CV.

You’ll need to:

take part in different arts activities
be inspired by artists and arts organisations
experience arts events
share your arts skills with others
put together a portfolio or arts log in your own choice of format

And for Silver and Gold you'll also get to:

set yourself arts challenges
organise your own projects
research arts careers and the arts sector

What's next?

Find out more on Arts Award Voice: check out the Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold links to see what you do at each level. Add your own reviews and blogs, comment on our features, find opportunities and get going with Arts Award!


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