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Arts Award

How does it work?

Arts Award’s flexible framework means it can fit around a wide range of arts, cultural and heritage activities and projects, including creative and technical roles. It can be delivered in many ways and in a wide range of settings. You can map it to your existing activity or use it to kick-start something new. Arts Award delivery happens in curriculum or extra-curricular programmes and enrichment options, museum or heritage projects, weekly clubs or groups, and partnership projects.

Want to run Arts Award?

Young people are supported on their Arts Award journey by an Arts Award adviser, acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor. Anyone working with children and young people in the UK can deliver Arts Award including teachers, teaching assistants, museum learning staff, arts practitioners and youth workers. You don’t need to be an arts specialist. To become an adviser you need to book onto a training course. Find out more about the steps involved in delivering Arts Award.

Offering Arts Award

To deliver Arts Award in your school you’ll need a member of staff to complete the training to become an Arts Award Adviser, if you don’t have one already. The course will teach your advisor everything they need to know about supporting young people through the chosen level(s) of Arts Award and to assess their work. Alternatively you can contact your local CEP to find a local Arts Award Advisor who can support your journey. Click here to find out more.

Want to know more?

Download the Arts Award Guide, containing everything you need to know.

Explore the Arts Award activities and resources created by the Museums and Schools partnership.

Explore the Arts Award activities and resources created for the Lift the Lid project.

Arts Award Supporter

Organisations bearing the Arts Award Supporter badge offer activities, events, expertise or resources which help young people working towards their Arts Award.

The Isle of Wight Museums who are Arts Award Supporters include:

  • Brading Roman Villa
  • Carisbrooke Castle Museum
  • Classic Boat Museum
  • Dimbola Museum and Galleries
  • The Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum