Arts Award Discover
Discover is a non-accredited introductory award open to young people aged 7 plus. To achieve Discover, young people discover the arts around them, find out about artists and their work and share their experiences with others. 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.
If you want to deliver Discover in your organisation, you will need to attend a half-day Arts Award Discover & Explore adviser training course.
Find out about how others have delivered Arts Award
Case studies illustrating how centres in a variety of settings have delivered Arts Award Discover can be read here.
Looking for a case study in a particular type of setting, such as a school, arts and cultural organisation? Then take a look at the In your setting pages. If you would like to share your Arts Award Discover story, please complete our delivery questionnaire
Arts Award for ages 5 plus
We are keen to extend Arts Award Discover so that children and young people aged 5 to 25 can benefit from doing Arts Award. We have recently completed a trial with a small number of schools and other settings across the country, delivering Discover to 400 children aged 5 and 6.
To run the trial, we have worked in collaboration with 7 of the 10 Arts Council England funded Bridge organisations: Arts Connect, West Midlands, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, East, A New Direction, London, Artswork, South East, Real Ideas Organisations, South West, Cape UK, Yorkshire, and The Mighty Creatives, East Midlands.
We are currently developing resources for both advisers and children and hope to have these available from September 2013. Keep checking the Arts Award website for updates on when the programme officially opens up to this age group. In the meantime, if you are a school, you may also like to sign up to our schools e-newsletter: http://www.artsaward.org.uk/signup