Arts Award Explore: Entry Level Award in the Arts
Creativity for Life
There are five key areas where Arts Award has been found to have a positive impact on young people, as shown through the results of our three-year impact study led by London South Bank University.
- Life skills – Of the many positive impacts that Arts Award can have on young people, a key area is the development of skills transferable to the world of work, such as confidence, leadership and organisational skills.
- Accreditation – Arts Award is a highly respected and universal qualification, based on sound approaches to teaching and learning.
- Arts choices – Arts Award influences young people’s choice of subjects and supports successful applications for further study.
- Entrepreneurial skills – Completing an Arts Award encourages independent learning, creativity and communication skills; all vital for a career as a freelancer or arts entrepreneur, or for careers beyond the arts.
- Creativity for life – Arts Award develops young people from all backgrounds as creative artists and arts leaders, nurturing their understanding of routes to education and employment in the creative and cultural sector.
Arts Award Explore is an Entry Level (Entry 3) qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is designed for ages 7 to 11.
To achieve an Arts Award Explore, children and young people collect evidence in an individual arts log of their experiences of:
- active participation in a range of arts activities, including a personal response about what they have learnt from taking part
- experience of arts organisations, artists and their work
- creating a piece of art work
- identification of what they have enjoyed and/or achieved, and their communication of this to others
Explore the arts and be inspired!
To achieve Arts Award Explore, young people:
- take part in a range of arts activities
- explore the work of artists or craftspeople and arts organisations
- create an art work
- share their exploration
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England