Arts Award: Top Tips for Strategic Partnerships

Ruth Clarke hosts three cultural organisations who tell us about how the Arts Award provides a framework

12 April 2023


In February, Ruth Clarke hosts three cultural organisations who tell us about how the Arts Award provides a framework for their partnership work with schools and youth organisations, partnerships which support children & young people in the development of:

  • Employability skills
  • Cultural capital
  • Creativity
  • Confidence

Experienced Arts Award project managers, artists and strategic educational leads share with us their motivations for using the Award, the practices and approaches they employ, reflections on these and top tips for others.

The Victoria & Albert Museum, Princes Trust partnership

An established part of the V&As learning programme, this partnership supports young people to build the confidence and skills to ‘live, learn and earn’. In her presentation (below) Emily Grassi, Learning Coordinator: Families and Young People shares the roles played by each organisation and how these come together to Create the conditions for young people to succeed.

Bow Arts Trust artist studios, Consortia School’s, London borough partnerships.

The Bow Arts Consortia Model brings schools together to create inspirational learning opportunities for young people. This annual programme reaches out across London supporting teachers and delivering bespoke arts project. The Arts Award is a key part of the programme, hear from Tom Sherriff Programme Manager and artist educator Emily Hopkins about their top tips for making the most of this flexible framework for creative learning:

Green Shoes Arts & Inspiring Futures, School Transition programme

Inspiring Futures, the Barking and Dagenham Cultural Education Partnership has an ambition - for every new Year 7 student, transitioning into secondary, to have the opportunity to discover creativity and the arts in their new education setting and for this early stage in their secondary school life to celebrated by achieving an Arts Award.

To help, guide and add capacity to schools in making this vision a reality, Inspiring Futures and cultural organisation Green Shoes have joined forces to lead a borough wide programme that places that has a focus on creativity and wellbeing. Hear from Martin Russell, Culture & Wellbeing Lead and Lottie Sartain, Creative4Life Project Co-Ordinator as they share the how’s and whys of this work

For more information and inspiration on the Arts Award you can explore more on our website and visit the Trinity Arts Award website.