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Want to explore your creativity... and get a nationally recognised qualification?
Arts Award is a national qualification which supports young people aged 11–25 to develop as artists and arts leaders.

Whatever art form you’re interested in, whatever your ability, Arts Award fits you.

You can do an Arts Award in any area of the arts from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing, sculpture to film.

You can be the creator or performer of your own work, or develop your skills in essential roles like marketing or stage management.

Flexible, valuable, and awarded at Bronze, Silver or Gold levels

Arts Award is flexible enough to fit around your other commitments, and you can do your Arts Award wherever arts is happening with young people, including youth clubs, arts centres, schools, colleges, theatres or community groups.

The award can be achieved at Bronze, Silver or Gold levels, each of which allows you to focus on a single art form or explore a range.

You’ll end up with a portfolio that shows off your creativity and gives you a recognised national qualification to put on your CV.

You’ll need to:

Set yourself an arts challenge

Go to live arts events

Research arts careers and see how people get started

Share your arts skills with others

Organise your own projects

Put together a portfolio in your own choice of format

What's next?

If you’re ready to find out more, you can check out the Bronze, Silver and Gold links to see what you do at each level.

Or visit Arts Award near you to learn more about the Arts Award courses available in your area.

For more information