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Want to explore your creativity... and get a nationally recognised qualification?

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.  

Take a look at Arts Award Voice - our youth website - to find out what other young people are up to.

Or hear from young people talking about their Arts Award experiences in this short film:


Creative, flexible and valuable - and offered at five levels.

Find out more about what's involved in the different levels:

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

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

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

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

What's next?

Find out more on Arts Award Voice.  Add your own reviews and blogs, comment on our features, find opportunities and get going with Arts Award!

Or visit Arts Award near you to check out Arts Award activities in your area.