Get going with 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 England, Scotland and Wales
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. Bridge organisations drive participation in Arts Award. 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
Included in our work alongside Bridges, we are supporting Arts Council England's Cultural Education Challenge and are working with Local Cultural Education Partnerships to support and embed the award across a variety of settings in order to enhance young people's participation and access to Arts Award. For further details, please download our presentation in the related resources section to the right of this page.
Arts Award outside of the UK
Arts Award is currently only available in the UK including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Arts Award is managed in association with Arts Council England and under our current agreement we cannot deliver the awards beyond these territories.
Organisations and individuals working with young people based in the UK are welcome to train as Arts Award advisers and register their centre. At the present time we are unable to offer the awards to children and young people who are based outside of the UK or wish to access the awards through an international project run through a partnership with a UK based Arts Award centre.
We are always pleased to hear about organisations or individuals who might be interested in delivering Arts Award therefore if you are based outside of the UK and would like to share your details with us, we will be in contact with you should our position change. To express an interest click here to complete a short survey. If you have any further questions please get in touch with the helpdesk at email@example.com