Arts Award is offered at five different levels – young people get to:
Discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in any art form
Develop their creativity and leadership skills
Learn new skills and share them with others
Get to work with or experience working with creative arts professionals
Gain experience and knowledge to progress into further education and employment
To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey. Along the way they are supported by an Arts Award adviser acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor.
There are no entry requirements, no time limit for completing the award, and no set rules on how to present final work.