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Arts Award Gold, NAWE Young Writers' Hub
Aged between 18 and 25? Interested in ending up with a portfolio that shows off your creativity and gives you a recognised national qualification or award to put on your CV?

Gold Arts Award is the highest level at Level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), and develops creativity, communication, planning, teamwork and leadership skills. The award is also recognised on the UCAS Tariff (35 points). 

You'll need to plan your work with an adviser, and keep a record by creating your own Arts Award portfolio. You can pick your own style of portfolio – this could be a diary, video, website blog – or something different altogether. Take a look at this video by Bridge organisation Arts Connect West Midlands to get a feel for what Gold Arts Award involves. 

Gold has two units – Unit 1: personal arts development and Unit 2: arts projects leadership. 

You’ll need to:

  • take part in different arts activities
  • be inspired by artists and arts organisations
  • experience arts events
  • share your arts skills with others
  • put together a portfolio or arts log in your own choice of format

And for Silver and Gold you'll also get to:

  • set yourself arts challenges
  • organise your own projects
  • research arts careers and the arts sector

The Young Writers' Hub Arts Award Gold will take place over June, July and August in London. The course is FREE to take part in should you be accepted and is open to members of the NAWE Young Writers' Hub.

If you would like to take part, please send 5-10 pages of your writing and what kind of literature activity (publishing, writing, performing, promoting, etc) you might like to take part in to by 1st May 2016.

The NAWE Young Writers' Hub is a writer development agency for people working creatively with words between the ages of 16 and 25. Click here to find out more.