Arts Award

Our creative leaders include accredited Arts Award advisers meaning that we can tailor our work with you in such a way that the children achieve Arts Award Discover, and Arts Award Explore.

The Award scheme is currently appropriate at KS2, and we understand that a variant for younger children is in development. 

Arts Award Discover

Discover is a non-accredited introductory award open to young people aged 7 plus. To achieve Discover, young people discover the arts around them, find out about artists and their work and share their experiences with others. Arts Award Discover will usually take about 20 hours to complete.

Arts Award Explore

This award is accredited as an Entry Level 3 qualification. It is the perfect stepping stone from our introductory award, Arts Award Discover, to the Level 1 qualification, Bronze Arts Award.

Anyone aged 7 to 25 can take part. Young people collect their arts experiences in an Explore arts log as they go along, recording what they find and enjoy. Arts Award Explore will usually take about 25 hours to complete.

More information on the scheme is available at


What about Artsmark?

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision.
You can use work with the Star Partnerships programme to help you achieve Artsmark status.