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
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 Discover
Case studies illustrating how centres in a variety of settings have delivered Arts Award Discover can be read here, there are lots of examples including whole class delivery, theatre groups and local authority projects.
We have also developed resources to support with your Arts Award delivery, including hints and tips to help you along the way.
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.
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:
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.