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Arts Award Explore

This award is an Entry Level 3 qualification on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is the perfect stepping stone from our introductory award, Arts Award Discover, to the Level 1 qualification, Bronze Arts Award.

Anyone aged up to 25 can take part in Arts Award. Arts Award Explore is designed for ages 7 plus. Young people collect their arts experiences in an Explore arts log as they go along, recording what they find and enjoy. Arts Award Explore will usually take about 25 hours to complete.

‘Arts Award Explore enabled us flexibility in the lesson plans we created.’ Kate Watson, Beam
 
‘Arts Award Explore works well as a structure for our youth theatre group as it gives the young people a chance to find out more about the organisation and other theatre companies with which we work.’ Kate Plumb, York Theatre Royal

 

Get started

If you want to deliver this new level 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

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.

 

Arts Award Explore resources:

We have a range of booklets to suit both younger and older children wishing to do Discover and Explore, and have developed our Explore arts logs for the older age range which is available to buy from the online shop - they now include:

A4 Explore arts log & stickers for ages 7 plus – this arts log is full of colourful characters supporting young learners through their journey

A4 Explore arts log for ages 11 plus – this stylish arts log appeals to teenagers and helps them organise their work

We are keen to extend Arts Award Discover and Explore to even younger children so that 5 and 6 year olds can benefit from doing an Arts Award. The introductory level, Arts Award Discover, is now open to this younger age range and we have a range of booklets to suit both younger and older children wishing to do Discover and Explore.
 
We have developed our Explore logs for the older age range which is available to buy from the online shop - they now include:
A4 Explore log & stickers for ages 7 plus – this arts log is full of colourful characters supporting young learners through their journey
A4 Explore log for ages 11 plus – this stylish arts log appeals to teenagers and helps them organise their work