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Discover Arts Award where you live and work

Arts Award is open to everyone across the UK looking to recognise young people’s creative development. 

Get started in the UK
If you are looking to get started with Arts Award, adviser training is widely available across England and we also offer a growing number of courses in Scotland and Wales.

If you are based within the UK, it is possible to book a place at any available training course, or to arrange for a trainer to come into your organisation. Costs for training and moderation are the same across the UK.

If you are based outside of the UK, it may be possible to get involved providing you meet some specific conditions (see below).


Support in England - Bridge organisations
Arts Council England funds a network of 10 Bridge organisations who use their experience and expertise in England to build on good practice and to broker experiences for children and young people to connect with arts and cultural opportunities. 

One of the key areas of the Bridge organisations’ work is to drive participation in Arts Award across each region. Each Bridge organisation creates its own offer to support the development of Arts Award within their region.   


The 10 Bridge organisations are:

* Norfolk and Norwich Festival covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

** Royal Opera House Bridge covers Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, the unitary authority of Medway and the North Kent districts of Dartford, Gravesham and Swale

*** Artswork covers the South East except for the unitary authority of Medway and the North Kent districts of Dartford, Gravesham and Swale                  


Arts Award outside of the UK    

Arts Award is not currently available internationally. The only exceptions regarding the availability of Arts Award outside of the UK are: 

  1. For young people who are completing Arts Award at British Forces schools abroad that deliver the UK curriculum and report their attainment to the Department for Education or
  2. For young people completing their Arts Award through a partnership project* (such as an exchange project) with a UK-based centre,** which will arrange certification/moderation.

* Partnership projects include projects where both the UK centre and the centre internationally have young people working towards an Arts Award. We would expect the UK centre to already be delivering Arts Award and would simply incorporate their international partner school or organisation. Organisations based abroad should not simply seek out a UK partner for the purpose of delivery and moderation. 

**The UK centre will be the registered centre for the project and must organise and host the moderation in an appropriate venue in the UK. 

For the purposes of clarity, the following circumstances would not be sufficient on their own for delivery of Arts Award internationally at the current time: 

  • Schools based outside of the UK delivering IGCSE, International Baccalaureate or similar qualifications, which do not have a requirement to report learning outcomes to the Department for Education in the UK.
  • Schools based ouside of the UK that have opted to be inspected by Ofsted.
  • Freelance artists/educators based in the UK or internationally attached to a registered UK centre that do not have access to an appropriate venue where moderation can take place.

All schools and organisations outside of the UK or educators that feel they fall into one of the sets of circumstances described above must contact the Arts Award team at Trinity before booking to attend Arts Award training or beginning delivery of Arts Award. A failure to inform Trinity may lead to subsequent requests for certification or moderation by that organisation/individual being declined.  Please contact us for approval.