Arts Award Online
This online resource and logbook supports children and young people to achieve their Arts Award Discover while learning remotely
A New Direction has created this Arts Award Discover resource to support children and young people to continue engaging with the arts throughout lockdown.
This resource supports you as an adult to guide a child through the process of achieving Arts Award Discover, and utilises the wealth of online resources, events and workshops available from London’s vibrant cultural sector.
This resource can be used both with pupils at school and at home. All aspects can be completed online with our editable logbook, or alternatively you can use the printable logbook below.
There are two versions of the Logbook – one that can be printed out and worked on by hand, and an editable digital version which can be filled out on a computer.
Please note: to edit the digital Logbook you'll need to work on it in Adobe Reader – you won't be able to work on it online. You can download Adobe Reader for free here.
What is Arts Award?
Arts Award provides an opportunity for children and young people to use their experiences (whether online or in person) to explore what interests and engages them, to express themselves and to be publicly validated and celebrated.
Arts Award Discover is an introductory award, designed for young people aged 5 and above, but is open to children and young people aged up to 25. We have created this resource with a focus on the Year 6 transition period, however you can complete the accompanying logbook with any age group and with any focus.
Additional resources & support
Our LookUp platform is a great place to start when looking for online resources to support a child’s Arts Award activity. Head to the 'Resources' section to find activity sheets, creative challenges to virtual tours from a variety of arts and culture organisations.
Our Keeping Creative at Home blog series is a great place to discover fun and creative ideas.
And here are a couple of other examples of ideas that we love:
- Creative writing projects with the National Literacy Trust (Year 6 transition focused)
- Creative challenges from Corali Dance