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Teaming up for success

We want Arts Award to reach as many young people as possible, and we see working with others as a key way of doing that. We are currently working with these national partners, click on the logo or orgnisation name to find out more.

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Arts Award is proud to be supporting Get Creative Family Arts Festival (9 October and 1 November 2015). The festival aims to increase the amount and range of high quality arts available across the country to families. Find out more.


The BFI Film Academy offers a chance for talented 16-19-year-olds to take part in a range of courses to develop their skills and experience in filmmaking.We work with the BFI to support the delivery of Arts Award as part of their Film Academy programme. 



Ten Pieces is an exciting new initiative forschools, led by BBC Learning. We are working with BBC Ten Pieces and the network of Bridge organisations to support organisations to deliver Arts Award alongside their Ten Pieces projects. 



Shakespeare Week is an annual celebration to bring Shakespeare to life for millions of primary school children. We’re working together to offer Arts Award Discover and Explore to schools and other organisations taking part.



We're delighted to be working with the RSC to offer Shakespeare Challenge, a great way of exploring Shakespeare through Bronze Arts Award.


We're working with SSF to encourage schools to accredit young people who take part in their Shakespeare productions, on stage and back stage.




We've teamed up with New Views to support young people entering the national playwriting competition to achieve their Gold Arts Award. 


We're working with Into Film to encourage young people taking part in film clubs and film-making activities to achieve an Arts Award. 


We work together to create links between their fantastic online resources and Arts Award including a short film about exploring an arts organisation.



Campaign for DrawingThe Campaign for Drawing raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement. They run the annual Big Draw festival, offering events for all ages and abilities. 


Kids in Museums
This well-known campaign organisation encourages museums to welcome children and families – and even let children run the museum during TakeOver Day each year! They’ve taken up the Arts Award cause and are helping us spread the word to museums.


Saturday Arts Clubs

A national programme of free Saturday Clubs for art and design, managed by the Sorrell Foundation in collaboration with Art Colleges, and offering opportunities for young people to get Bronze and Silver Arts Awards. 


An opportunity for young people aged 16 and 17 to take part in social action projects before their next step into education or employment – we’re working with NCS to pilot Arts Award as a qualification which recognises their achievements.

  The Reading Agency
We’re collaborating to embed Arts Award Discover in the Summer Reading Challenge, which gets children into books during their summer holidays, supported by libraries – and now gives them the chance of achieving an Arts Award too!


We're working with The Scout Association to support their members to take part in Arts Award. There are a number of Scout Groups delivering Arts Award successfully - see 1st Olney Scout group case study to find out how they achieved Arts Award Bronze.



UK Youth

We have launched Creative Campaigning - an Arts Award journey to social action, in partnership with UK Youth. The resource inspires youth workers to acredit youth social action through Arts Award and as a progression route following UK youth's Youth Acheivement Award.




Our longstanding partner in running Arts Award in the youth justice sector, especially through Summer Arts Colleges, intensive short arts projects which support around 350 young people achieve Arts Awards each year.

  Youth Music
The national foundation for youth music supports young people through a wide range of grants and programmes.  They recommend and monitor the use of Arts Award as an outcome indicator for their funding.