Arts Award

Our team of Festival Bridge programme managers can offer advice on how to introduce, develop and deliver Arts Award in any arts or cultural setting.

Arts Award is a set of unique qualifications which enable children and young people to increase their knowledge and understanding of artforms as well as develop as artists and future arts leaders. Arts Award has five levels, four of which (Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold) are nationally regulated qualifications. Discover is an introductory award.

The flexible framework of Arts Award means that it can easily be adapted for delivery in a range of settings including theatres, galleries, museums, libraries, arts centres and heritage organisations.

Become an Arts Award Supporter:

An Arts Award Supporter is an arts and cultural setting which offers activities which young people can use towards their Arts Award such as:

  • Workshops

  • Offering the chance to review arts and cultural events

  • Skill sharing

  • Leading art projects 

Once you have highlighted suitable aspects of your offer then you can apply for FREE to become an Arts Award Supporter and your setting will be detailed on Trinity College, London's Arts Award Supporter map which is publicised to education settings and other creative education professionals.

Festival Bridge also directs schools, youth groups and organisations to those Arts Award Supporters situated in our region.

Become an Arts Award Centre:

Your arts and cultural setting can become an Arts Award Centre for young people to use as a base while working towards their Arts Award.

Arts Award centres are registered with Trinity College, London, and must have at least one trained Arts Award adviser (the adviser can either be based at the centre or can work across several centres). 

Becoming an Arts Award centre is a great way to:

  • Strengthen links with young people, schools and youth groups

  • Consolidate and gives cause for partnership working 

  • Develop and widen your audience

  • Opportunity to build profile and promote your offer to young people, schools and youth groups

  • Enables young people to work towards a national qualification and accredit their work

  • Kick-starts  new arts projects

  • Develops your existing work with young people through the Arts Award framework

  • Engages more young people in the arts and challenge them to develop their creativity and leadership skills

Arts Award Brochure:



If you wish to train as an Arts Award adviser please go here

Please read Arts Award case studies here