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Young people get involved in the arts and share their skills


To achieve Bronze, a Level 1 award on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), young people take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts inspiration and share their skills with others. Bronze is available to young people aged 11 to 25.

Young people need to plan their work with an adviser, and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Their portfolio might be a folder, sketchbook, video diary or a website – it’s up to them.

Watch our film to find out what schools have to say about Bronze Arts Award.


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Get started

To get started with Arts Award, you or someone at your organisation needs to train as an Arts Award adviser by attending a Bronze & Silver adviser training course.  Advisers support each young person and assess their progress.

There are no entry requirements or set time limit for completing Bronze Arts Award. 

For further information about the structure, content and administration of Bronze Arts Award, download the Bronze Arts Award 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 Bronze story, please complete our delivery questionnaire.

Lots more Bronze stories are available on Arts Award Voice, our online magazine for young people aged 13 to 25. You can search for case studies, and the young people you're working with can also post their own stories to share.


Resources available

We have a range of resources available to order from the online shop, including a Bronze arts log aimed at 11 to 14 year-olds. These arts logs help young people organise their work for Bronze Arts Award, and can be used as activity books to collect evidence for the different sections. The arts logs can be particularly helpful for evidence collection when working in larger groups.

There is also a Bronze Arts Award booklet, which guides the young person through each part, advises on how to build their portfolio and comes with a handy checklist.  It can be ordered from the online shop.