About 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.
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 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 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. A New Direction is part of this network, funded by Arts Council England, who lead on Arts Award regional development.
Arts Award Gold Training
This half-day course is for trained Bronze & Silver Arts Award advisers who want to top up their knowledge and skills so they're ready to run the award at Gold level.
Arts Award Bronze and Silver Training
This course is for adults who want to become Bronze and Silver Arts Award advisers.
Discover & Explore Training
This course is for adults who want to become Discover and Explore Arts Award advisers.
Support surgeries for trained advisers
If you are a trained Arts Award Adviser looking for support developing your Arts Award offer in your setting, join us for one of our support surgeries.