Arts Award is a framework for children and young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. Children and young people develop creative and critical skills, set themselves challenges and explore the arts, share their achievements and can gain a recognised qualification.
About Arts Award
Arts Award has five levels.
Arts Award appeals to a wide range of children and young people. It assesses art form knowledge and understanding, creativity and communication rather than specific art skills – they can be an absolute beginner or experienced in their art form.
Trinity College London manage the scheme in association with Arts Council England. Since its launch in 2015, Arts Award has grown quickly. It now flourishes in arts centres, community projects, libraries, museums, schools, theatres, youth clubs and more.
City-wide Arts Award initiative this summer
This summer, for the first time, arts and cultural venues across Exeter are working together to tell families and children about their collective range of inspiring arts activities, and how these experiences could help them work towards or complete an Arts Award qualification.
From the end of July to early September, RAMM, The Phoenix, the Northcott Theatre, Exeter Library and Paddleboat Theatre are working with many other companies and artists to provide an inspiring range of workshops, course and performances. The events are listed in a handy arts programme, so that families can easily see what’s on offer across the city and plan their activities.
The Exeter summer programme is being led by RAMM and is especially relevant to those working towards their Discover, Explore and Bronze Arts Award levels.
There is no shortage of activities this year, with the return of the Unpacked Theatre Festival, Shakespeare in the park, Summer Reading Challenge activities at the library and the amazing Sealife exhibition running at RAMM. Families and children can attend as many events as they are able to, enjoy a range of diverse activities and creative experiences and meet artists who will inspire the next generation.