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Arts Award Discover 

Arts Award Discover is the introductory award open to children and young people aged up to 25.


To achieve Discover, children and young people discover the arts around them, find out about artists and their work and share their experiences with others, gaining a certificate at the end. Arts Award Discover will usually take about 20 hours to complete.


This award provides a great introduction to the arts and to other Arts Award levels.


‘Arts Award Discover is an amazing opportunity for the children to take part in. It’s really easy to organise the project using a topic from our creative curriculum.  The children thoroughly enjoy the activities and working in the Arts Award log books - another special touch - which gives the Arts Award framework the high profile that it deserves.’ Sheron Bentley, Teacher, Victoria Park Primary in Smethwick


New: Arts Award Discover open to Key Stage 1




Get started

If you would like to deliver Discover, you will need to book onto an Arts Award Discover & Explore adviser training course.


Find out about how others have delivered Arts Award

Looking for a case study in a particular type of setting, such as a school, or arts and cultural organisation? Then take a look at the In your setting pages or visit the adviser hub to search our full range of case studies.

If you would like to share your Arts Award Bronze story, please complete our delivery questionnaire.


Resources available

Arts Award Discover is designed for ages 5 and above but is open to anyone aged up to 25. 

There are three different Discover arts logs available to buy from the online shop, which include:


  • A3 Discover arts log & stickers for ages 5 plus – this big arts log has lots of space, a very simple format and easy-to-understand language
  • A specially created Discover song called ‘Art is Everywhere’ for advisers to use as a creative resource for children aged 5-6 and upwards
  • A4 Discover arts log for ages 11 plus – this stylish arts log appeals to teenagers and helps them organise their work


As an Arts Award adviser you now have more choice in selecting which children’s arts logs you use.


Share your experience of delivering Arts Award Discover

We’d love to hear about how you’ve delivered Arts Award Discover, so we can not only share it with other Arts Award centres, but also promote the positive impact the award is having on children and young people across the UK.

If you would like to share your Arts Award Discover story, please complete out delivery questionnaire.

Remember, to deliver Discover, you will need to book onto an Arts Award Discover & Explore adviser training course.