Arts Award was launched in October 2005 and so we are 10! Check out the story of Arts Award's first decade via our ArtsAward10 Timeline
Arts Award advisers and centres – new and long-standing, Arts Award Supporter organisations, young people and everyone who loves the arts are all invited to join our 10-month-long celebration.
Read the latest #ArtsAward10 update here.
Arts Award Week
Our 10th birthday celebrations will culminate in a week packed full of Arts Award activities and events running from 2-10 July 2016. Find out more about Arts Award Week
Quarter of a million awards
In our 10th birthday year we want many more young people to be offered the chance to celebrate their artistic achievements through Arts Award. Our aspiration is for 250,000 awards to have been achieved by young people, for 'our creative future'. See how close we are to reaching a quarter of a million awards here.
How to get involved
Everyone has a part to play; and from Start Your Arts Award Day on 1 October 2015, right through to Arts Award Week in July, we’ll be sharing opportunities to take up special offers, win prizes, join competitions and more.
- Take part in Arts Award Week (2-10 July) by arranging an activity, promoting your Arts Award success or encouraging young people to get into the arts via artsawardvoice.com and our ArtsAward10 Twitter Party
Keep an eye on #ArtsAward10 on Facebook and Twitter for birthday updates as they happen.
Everyone supporting our campaign will be added to our birthday map. And if you can take a few minutes to tell us about your project plans, we can highlight your centre and approach in other ways.
Start Your Arts Award Day
Arts Award’s birthday kicked off with Start Your Arts Award Day on 1 October 2015 – a chance for young people to get going with their awards, newly trained advisers to start delivery and existing centres to attract different cohorts or start projects. Thanks to all of the 122 centres who supported this day.