Arts Award Explore encourages children and young people to experience different art forms and artists, and develop their own creativity. Along the way they record what they've achieved and enjoyed and share it with others.
As they work through Arts Award Explore, young people build their artistic knowledge, creativity and confidence – and gain a recognised qualification in the process. They research a range of genres, creators and arts organisations, and make full use of their imagination and communication skills. Our short video explains how it works.
To achieve Arts Award Explore, young people create a personal arts log, in a format of their choice, presenting evidence of:
• taking part in a range of arts activities – including a personal response about what has inspired them
• researching the work of artists or craftspeople and arts organisations
• creating a piece of art work
• sharing with others what they have enjoyed and achieved through completing their Arts Award
Arts Award Explore is designed for ages 7 and above and is open to anyone aged 25 and under. An Entry Level (Entry 3) qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), it typically takes 25 guided learning hours plus 10 independent learning hours to complete (35 hours total qualification time). Read the Explore qualification specification.
Interested in running Explore in your organisation? Take a look at what our Discover & Explore online training entails.