Arts Award

Arts Award offers young people an inspiring arts journey. Each path can take a different direction – from fashion to film-making, from dance to design, from photography to poetry. Whichever route they choose to follow, young people are always in the driving seat.

Arts Award’s unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops their creativity, leadership and communication skills.

Open to anyone aged up to 25, Arts Award embraces all interests and backgrounds. Through working towards an award young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment.

Arts Award motivates and celebrates young people’s artistic achievements. Young people can achieve an award through any arts, media or cultural activity, developing knowledge and understanding of their chosen art forms.

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England working with 10 regional Bridge organisations.

To find out more about Arts Award please visit the national website:

If you work with young people and would like to be able to run the arts award you can find info here:

If you are looking you be trained as an advisor, you can find training dates and info listed here:

If you are an arts organisation or cultural venue and you can offer activities that might help a young person complete an arts award, you might consider becoming an arts award supporter, you can find info about how to sign up here. It’s free!

For general enquiries about the arts award please visit the arts award website ( or ring the national help desk on 020 7820 6178.

Curious Minds can support you to …

  • Develop your plans and embed the arts award in your projects, programmes or curriculum
  • Learn from or with other advisors in the region to share ideas and resources
  • Provide support to set up new arts award networks
  • Celebrate your arts award achievements
  • Promote your arts award offer.

For more information please contact

Teresa East: or

Hannah Baldwin: