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.
National Arts Award
with RAW-i Studios
Arts Award is…
…a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.
Through progressing through the five levels, young people get to:
- discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in arts activities
- experience arts events
- develop creative and communication skills that are essential for success in 21st century life
- explore the work of artists and craftspeople and gain insights into the professional arts world
- gain experience and knowledge to help progress into further education and employment
There are no entry requirements, no time limit for completing the award, and no set rules on how to present final work.
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.
Wendy Connelly Arts Award Advisor
Young people are supported on their Arts Award journey by an Arts Award adviser, acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor. As a professional artist and teacher Wendy has all the necessary skills to harness a young persons creativity and guide them to fulfilling their potential. At RAW-i Studios we are committed to inspiring the ideas of individuals to develop their own potential.
Supporting young people to develop 21st century skills
Our mission is to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills and achieve a national qualification.
The awarding body responsible for Arts Award is Trinity College London. In England, Arts Award is managed by Trinity in association with Arts Council England and 10 regional Bridge organisations drive participation.