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We are delighted to launch Discover at Home. Created in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, Discover at Home is an accessible, adaptable version of Arts Award Discover supporting families to be creative and learn about the arts at home. Discover at Home enables children to be rewarded for the creative activities they enjoy and supports them to connect with their local museums, theatres and arts activities online or at home, and explore new ones, until it’s possible to visit them again.

A comprehensive, free resource pack is on offer for families with easy to follow guidance and lots of suggestions for arts, craft and creative activities. Discover at Home is a great option for parents & carers who may not be arts specialists themselves or are looking for something different to keep children engaged and entertained. They can even gain a certificate!

The Discover at Home pack contains guidance for Arts Award centres who may be looking to deliver Arts Award Discover in this way. Additionally, there is detailed guidance for parents & carers, along with suggestions of online activities and resources to complete.

We have worked closely with the Arts Council England Bridge Organisation network, many of whom are directly supporting Discover at Home. Visit your local Bridge Organisation’s webpage for more information on the specific offer in your area. Families in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are also encouraged to take part in Discover at Home. If you are in these nations contact us for more support and guidance.

Please do feel free to share this with your networks and families where appropriate. We hope that this is something they will enjoy completing together and will use now and throughout the summer holidays. You are also very welcome to tailor activities for Discover at Home to your school or organisation, or let families be as creative as they can! Families don’t need any technology to access Discover at Home except a way to access the resources – which can be accessed on a mobile or tablet. We have suggested using online resources, as well as ideas for families who may have very limited resources.

You may also want to create your own version of Discover at Home specific to your context, as The Point, Eastleigh and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group have already done. If you have questions about this, please get in touch or contact your local Bridge Organisation.

Download your pack now to start your Discover at Home activities or learn more about supporting families to run Discover at Home.