Arts Award

Start your Learning Journey

Start the journey of a lifetime for fun, social interaction, personal satisfaction,

health and well-being…and those are just the side benefits! Learn skills:

  • to make a difference in your community
  • to develop leadership qualities
  • to pursue your passion
  • to carry out your calling
  • to inspire others
  • to touch lives

“I found it satisfying when you have finished your piece of work. I would recommend it to others” Bronze Award Student

“It was quite fun doing cos you get to do a mix of different types of things” Bronze Award Student

What arts are in your area?
Try something!
Journey into the Arts
Get skilled!
Lead your project

Gold even carries 16 UCAS points! Serious training – for serious creativity.

Become a leader in your art.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time doing the Gold Arts Award. My favourite thing to do was the Unit 2 Final Project and the Work Experience in Unit 1: Part B.” Gold Award Student

These accredited courses are available for students up to the age of 25. They allow you to be uniquely you and to pursue your own path without imposing a curriculum on you. For example, a church musician could choose to study song-writing. This is the course you want to do! In fact, you want to do it so much you probably already are – so why not pick up the qualification too?

(Above: Feedback from visitors at an Arts Award exhibition of students’ work)

( Above: Feedback from young people who took part in an Arts Award exhibition where they shared their work with invited visitors.)

Discover in a Day

What was the best bit of running Discover in a Day at the Dearne Arts’ Festival?

Marking the work and discovering that just offering the award really added to the experience of the event for some.

What was your favourite bit of the day?

Getting my award!

Arts Award’s unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders.

The programme develops creativity, leadership and communication skills.

Arts award is open to anyone aged up to 25, and embraces all interests and backgrounds.

Through Arts Award young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment.