Arts Award

Arts Award is a national qualification which supports young people aged 7-25 to develop as artists and arts leaders. You can do an Arts Award in any area of the arts from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing, sculpture to film. The award fosters creative, communication and leadership skills and helps to prepare young people for further education and employment.

The Arts Award framework is very flexible, making it approachable and accessible to many disabled young people.

Arts Award is offered at five different levels: Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver or Gold, and is on the Qualifications Credit Framework at Entry Level 3, Levels 1, 2, and 3.

Arts Award was established in 2005 by Arts Council England and developed in partnership with Trinity College London. The Arts Council licenses the Arts Award brand to Trinity College London which runs and manages the programme.