Arts Award recognises the widest possible range of arts activity.
Young people can take part in many different ways – not only as creators of their own work, but also, for example, as performers, backstage crew, front of house staff, technicians, web designers, camera men/women, editors, promoters, DJs, costume designers, or prop makers.
Young people can also take part in more than one art form as part of their Arts Award and in fact we positively encourage this at the Discover and Explore levels.
If in doubt whether an art form or project might fit:
A young person is interested in cake decoration - they can do their Arts Award based on the designs of any decorations. They will not meet the assessment criteria if they focus solely on the recipes and techniques for making nice cakes.
A young person interested in skateboarding - they can do their Arts Award based on the creative choreography of a series of moves or could create photography of films of the activity. They will not meet the assessment criteria if they focus solely on the techniques for doing skateboarding tricks.