Arts Awards are unique qualifications that help children and young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops skills for success in 21st-century life including creativity, leadership, reflective thinking, and communication skills. Young people also develop knowledge and understanding of their chosen art forms. They’re open to anyone aged 25 and under, and embrace all interests and backgrounds. Through Arts Award young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment, providing them with the opportunity to “to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider art world.”
Arts Award has five award strands which are all portfolio-based, ensuring each young person can gain an individual and unique experience designed to showcase their creativity.