Arts Award Explore
This award is an Entry Level (Entry 3) qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 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 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
If you want to deliver this level in your organisation, you will need to attend a half-day Arts Award Discover & Explore adviser training course.
For further information about the structure, content and administration of Arts Award Explore, download the Arts Award Explore Qualification Specification.
Find out 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 Explore 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 are 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