We have alliances with many organisations who share our aims and also support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders.
Campaign for Drawing
The 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. The 2014 Big Draw will run from 1 October to 2 November 2014 across the UK. Organising a Big Draw can support young people doing an Arts Award in their progression as artists and arts leaders.
Creative Employment Programme
This exciting programme offers traineeships, apprenticeships and internships across the cultural sector including many opportunities for Arts Award as an approved apprenticeship qualification. It’s run by CCSkills, the Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, literature, music, performing arts and visual arts.
Cultural Learning Alliance
Working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to culture and a great supporter of Arts Award!
The national association for gallery education has used Arts Award in gallery-based R&D projects, especially those which motivate disengaged young people, and is one of our partners in promoting Arts Award to museums.
The English National Youth Arts Network and a long-time advocate of Arts Award and young arts leaders.
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.
National Citizen Service
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 piloting Arts Award as a qualification which recognises their achievements.
Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF)
A registered charity with a network of researchers and photographers working across the country to photograph the nation's oil painting collection, making it accessible through a series of printed catalogues and the Your Paintings website Young people doing Arts Award are encouraged to help tag the paintings!
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!
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 Dance England
The national organisation that champions and promotes dance for children and young people, YDE is an active Arts Award Supporter and is working with us to research and support dance development within schools, using the Artsmark criteria as the framework.
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.