10 Facts About Arts Award

MPA’s Business Director Rob Carder tells us all about Arts Award and how it can benefit young people….

Mid Pennine Arts is an Arts Award assessment centre. We can help young people achieve their Bronze and Silver Arts Awards. What is an Arts Award? Read on…

1. Arts Award is a national qualification that supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders.

2. Arts Award is open to all young people aged 11 – 25.

3. Arts Award is an accredited qualification at three levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) offered at Levels 1, 2 and 3 on the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) and is accredited by Ofqual.

4. Launched in 2005, the Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.

5. Between Nov 2005 and Feb 2011, the Arts Award involved over 13,853 professionals working with young people, resulting in over 40,276 awards.

6. The award fosters creative, communication and leadership skills and helps to prepare young people for further education and employment.

7. Young people can gain their awards through any art form, as creators of their own work or supporting an arts production.

8. At each level, young people are assessed on their understanding of their art form, creativity, and communication. At Silver and Gold level they are also assessed on their planning and review skills.

9. Young people work with a trained Arts Award adviser who supports them to achieve their aspirations. The adviser will usually be a professional artist, teacher or youth worker.

10. Young people take part in the award at an Arts Award centre. Any organisation which supports young people’s arts activities can register to be a centre e.g. schools, arts organisations, youth groups, young offender programmes, community projects.

Want to know more?

Visit http://www.artsaward.org.uk/ or email stephanie@midpenninearts.org.uk

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