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This October sees 15 years from the launch of Arts Award, with the first qualifications awarded to young people in July 2006. So in the 2020/21 academic year, we are delighted to be marking 15 years since the start of Arts Award!

In the coming months we have lots of opportunities to get involved in the celebrations - for young people, advisers, centres and Supporter organisations.

We kick-off with a chance for young people to showcase their creative talents through a #LoveArtsAward15 competition. In September, young people can share a snippet of their artwork on Arts Award Voice’s social media channels. Our aim is to highlight the diversity of artistic work embraced by Arts Award, and the artistic flair of participants and achievers.

We are also offering insights into the creative work and careers of alumni to inspire young people currently doing Arts Award. Watch out for their stories on Arts Award Voice.

Over on the Arts Award blog we are celebrating the contribution of organisations who have made Arts Award an important part of their arts offer. You can already read posts from Bodmin College, Formby High School and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with more coming soon – or put your centre forward to be featured later this year.

And last but by no means least, in support of our important goal to widen the availability of Gold Arts Award, we will be encouraging and supporting advisers to offer Gold in the 2020/21 academic year. Watch out for more information coming up on the Arts Award Blog.

We hope you will join us in marking this important milestone for Arts Award. You can keep up with all the developments on social media by following #ArtsAward15.