Arts Award

Arts Award is a great way for children and young people to be inspired by and enjoy the arts.  It is offered at five levels, four accredited and one introductory award – Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Arts Award has a framework for learning new skills and sharing them.  It offers the opportunity to develop creativity and leadership skills and is a link between young people and creative arts professionals.
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 their chosen art forms.
Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England working with 10 regional bridge organisations. The Creative Foundation is part of this network.

About Arts Award Supporter

The Creative Foundation is an Arts Award Supporter. We can offer activities for children and young people who are working towards their Arts Award.

Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification for children and young people aged 7 – 25 years old. Discover and Explore Arts Awards are specifically designed for primary school children. Arts Award can be delivered in a number of different ways: as part of the curriculum, as part of a lunchtime club or after school club or as part of a special arts week at your school.

-Go to an arts event (all levels), i.e. attend a tour, talk, conference, field trip, National student day, etc.
-Find out about artists and their work (all levels)
-Arts inspiration and go to an arts event (Bronze), (Silver – arts event and part of arts research), (Gold- part of research and review)
-Teacher Twilight Tours (part of Silver and Gold)
-Take part in arts activities (Discover, Explore and Bronze), i.e. attending children’s competitions, workshops or family workshops
-Use of  Young Person’s Guide.
-Attend conferences, field trips and study days and/or National Students Day (Silver and Gold research)
-Find out about an arts organisation (all levels), i.e. school assembly or community Triennial presentation.  Or come along to one of our FREE guided tours of the exhibition.
-Attend a guided tour of Triennial artworks (Discover, Explore and Bronze, Silver (arts research) and Gold (research and review)
-Review a show/exhibition or event (Silver and Gold), i.e. testimonials or feedback.
-Find out about artists and arts activities in your area and beyond, and research arts training and opportunities (Silver and Gold)
-Research and review and go to high-quality arts events, use them to influence your work and find out about the artists and their career paths (Gold)

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The Creative Foundation is proud to be working in partnership with schools and settings on their Artsmark Award journey. By supporting Artsmark settings, we’re helping put the arts at the heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture.

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To find out how the Creative Foundation can support your Artsmark journey, contact Tania McCormack by email at or by calling 01303 769241.

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