Arts Award

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible.

Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four qualifications and an introductory award.

The DCEP support Arts Award in Doncaster. We run pilot programmes and develop local networks to test new ways of delivering Arts Award in different settings, and host training for Arts Award Advisers.

Whatever art form children and young people are interested in, whatever their ability, Arts Award is a great way of recognising creativity. Children and Young People can do an Arts Award in any area of the arts from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing, sculpture to film. They can be the creator or performer of their own work, or develop their skills in essential roles like marketing or stage management.

Arts Award can fit around other commitments, and they can do their Arts Award wherever arts are happening with young people, including youth clubs, arts centres, schools, colleges, theatres, museums or community groups.

They’ll need to:

  • take part in different arts activities
  • be inspired by artists and arts organisations
  • experience arts events
  • share arts skills with others
  • put together a portfolio or arts log in their own choice of format


And for Silver and Gold they’ll also get to:

  • set themselves arts challenges
  • organise projects
  • research arts careers and the arts sector


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