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How Arts Award can work for you?

Arts Award is:

  • a great way for children and young people to be inspired by and enjoy the arts
  • a framework for building knowledge and understanding of the arts
  • an opportunity to develop creativity and leadership skills

As a freelance practitioner Arts Award can add value to your practice and provide a measurable outcome to your work. Arts Award can be based around any arts or media activity, and achieved in a wide variety of settings – like youth clubs, arts centres, schools, colleges, theatres or community groups. Four of the five levels are qualifications and the highest level, Gold, carries UCAS points.


Get inspired

See case studies illustrating how other independent practitioners have found delivering Arts Award, or take a look at our independent practitioner resource which answers some frequently asked questions.


Get started

  • To plan your delivery. Find out how to fit Arts Award within your framework with these activity mapping resources for DiscoverExplore, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

Please note that to be able to deliver Arts Award as a freelance or independnet practitioner you will still need to be able to link to an Arts Award centre. Find out more here.

Get support

Support for Advisers

Once trained, Art Award Advisers can access a range of free support via the Adviser Hub.

  • Case studies – search our case study bank to get ideas and inspiration for projects
  • Resources – all our support resources are held together in one place and are easily browsed or searchable by key words
  • Support – find out about the support on offer from visits and surgeries to interactive guides

Please note: you must be a trained adviser to access this support. The support offers are for support in understanding, planning, delivery of Arts Awrards, we cannot offer advice about how to sell Arts Award into schools and arts organisations.


Contact us

For indepth advice and support on planning and delivering Arts Award in your organisation, contact the Support team on 020 7820 3383.
Get Started
The first step in delivering Arts Award is attending adviser training. Book a training course here
The second step is to plan your delivery Find out how your organisations’s existing arts provision can be adapted to fit within the Arts Award framework with these activity mapping resources for Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
Delivery Support
Please note: you must be a trained adviser to access this support
Find out about our free face to face support offer for Arts Award advisers. 
Advisers can also visit Centre Resources for portfolio templates and planning resources.
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