The Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification whose mission is to support young people’s enjoyment of the arts, and to develop their creativity, communication and leadership skills.
The Arts Award reflects many different interests and ambitions, encourages individual development and helps young people to define their creative futures.
To achieve an Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participating in arts activities, experiencing arts events, being inspired by artists and leading others. Arts Award’s flexible framework can be based around any arts or media activity and can be offered in any organisation – including schools, cultural organisations and through youth programmes.
Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four accredited qualifications and an introductory award.
For Arts Award DISCOVER, EXPLORE and BRONZE young people will…
And for SILVER and GOLD
young people will…
Suggested guided learning hours at
each level are:
|20hrs – Discover|
|25hrs – Explore|
|40hrs – Bronze|
|60hrs – Silver|
|90hrs – Gold|
“Arts Award can help to demonstrate the SMSC development of students, the quality of teaching, the achievement of students and the quality of leadership of, and management in the school, as outlined in the July 2014 Ofsted framework.”