Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents. It’s creative, valuable and accessible.
Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four qualifications and an introductory award. Anyone up to the age of 25 can take part in an Arts Award.
Arts Award Discover is the introductory award open to children and young people from five years old. To achieve Discover, children and young people discover the arts around them find out about artists and their work and share their experiences with others, gaining a certificate at the end.
Arts Award Explore is an Entry Level 3 qualification on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Arts Award Explore is designed for those aged seven years and over. Young people collect their arts experiences in an arts log as they go along, recording what they find and enjoy.
To achieve the Bronze Arts Award, a Level 1 award on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), young people take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts inspiration and share their skills with others. The Bronze award is available to young people aged 11 to 25 years.
Young people plan their work with an adviser, and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio, which might be a folder, sketchbook, video diary or a website – it’s up to them.
Silver Arts Award is a Level 2 qualification on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It has two units – Unit 1: arts practice and Unit 2: arts leadership. Completing the Silver Award involves achieving an arts challenge, reviewing arts events, researching artists and arts organisations, and delivering an arts leadership project with other people.
Young people need to plan their work with an adviser and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Young people can pick their own style of portfolio – this could be a diary, video, website blog – or something different altogether. Silver has been designed for young people aged 14 to 25 years.
The Ropewalk has a trained Arts Award Advisor able to assess up to the Silver Arts Award level. Any visit to The Ropewalk or Ropewalk workshop can be used towards the Arts Award.
If you are interested in the Arts Award please get in touch for more details.