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Arts Award partnerships and collaborations

Arts Award is a passionate supporter of the arts, cultural and creative sectors, and we work closely with leading organisations to ensure that young people have the opportunity to access to the very best arts education available, alongside the chance to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Our partners are organisations with a national or international reach who are committed to the values and ethos of Arts Award, and are able to undertake shared delivery and promotional activity with Arts Award. If you are a arts or cultural organisation with a large reach and established programmes, and are interested in becoming an Arts Award partner please contact us. If you work regionally or at a smaller scale our Arts Award Supporter programme is a great opportunity to explore.

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Charanga and Arts Award are working together to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with music as well as supporting school staff to upskill and build confidence around music delivery. Schools using Charanga resources can claim a special discount on the cost of students achieving Arts Award at Discover, Explore and Bronze levels.


Arts Award is an 'Approved Activity Provider' for the skills section of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award allowing young people to do an Arts Award as part of the DofE programme. Find out more about how the programmes link here.


We're working with Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation (CSSF) to support schools to accredit young people who take part in their Shakespeare productions and film festival, on stage and backstage. Schools completing Arts Award as part of CSSF can use an exclusive discount on their Arts Award entries, and CSSF have created a range of bespoke resources to support schools to map activities across the two programmes.



We have created a range of resources linking BBC 10 Pieces to Discover, Explore and Bronze Arts Award. BBC Ten Pieces aims to inspire a generation of children aged 7-14 to get creative with classical music by using a selection of ten pieces of music as a spring-board for creativity. 





The BFI Film Academy offers a chance for talented 16-19-year-olds to take part in a range of courses to develop their skills and experience in filmmaking. We work with the BFI to support the delivery of Silver Arts Award as part of their Film Academy programme.










Across the UK, the National Saturday Club gives 13–16-year-olds the opportunity to explore subjects they love at their local university, college or cultural institution, for free. Arts Award supports Clubs and Tutors to offer Arts Award Bronze and Silver as part of the National Saturday Club Programme.


Kids in Museums encourages museums to welcome children and families – and even let young people run museums each year on Takeover Day! Find out further information on how Arts Award can work in museums and with young visitors, and you can also check out this range of resources and materials to support linking any Takeover Day activities to Arts Award. 


Out of the Ark and Arts Award are working together to help support schools using Out of the Ark’s range of resources and programmes to deliver Arts Award Discover, via their innovative Sparkyard programme as well as their school productions and publications. Schools and arts organisations who are running Arts Award linked to Out of the Ark’s programmes can access an exclusive discount on the cost of young people achieving Discover and Explore levels.


Art UK host public art collections from across the UK, bringing together art from over 3400 British institutions, with over 300,000 works by over 50,000 artists.  Art UK make art accessible to all, it is a free digital platform which is provided for enjoyment, learning and research. Arts Award and Art UK have partnered to create bespoke Superpower of Looking resources to support delivery at Discover, Explore and Bronze levels, including films, lesson plans and templates.









Arts Award works together with The Reading Agency and develop bespoke Discover resources for their annual Summer Reading Challenge, including mapping resources, information for teachers and parents, and children’s activity worksheets.  Children can take part in the Challenge online or at their local library, reading anything they enjoy - whilst achieving a Discover along the way.  There are also plenty of free events in local libraries, as well as recommended reads, quizzes and games on the website.


Arts Award have partnered with Sky Arts for their Access All Arts Week for primary schools across the country. Access All Arts Week is Sky Arts’ week-long celebration of the arts for schools, offering free, easy-to-use resources and videos from leading artists and celebrities, to help guide teachers and pupils through a creative journey in the classroom each summer. Find out how to map Discover and Explore onto Access All Arts Week in our free online webinar.


Arts Award have partnered with Music for Youth and are pleased to support children and young people to achieve an award through their Music for Youth activity and annual programme. Music for Youth is a national youth music charity working with young people aged 25 and under across the UK. Find out about our bespoke Discover templates and teacher guides, plus our special discount code

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