What is ArtsAward?

A little about Arts Award and how the children you work with can get involved.

Arts Award are qualifications, and an introductory award, which aims to engage children and young people in the arts and their local arts provision. Anyone can take part up to ages 25.

As the levels increase, participants become more involved - from taking part to creating art.

  • Discover - introductory level for discovering the arts
  • Explore   - Entry Level 3 quaification, designed for ages 7 plus
  • Bronze    - Level 1 qualification
  • Silver      - Level 2 - includes arts practice and leadership
  • Gold        - Level 3 - can count towards UCAS points

To take part you need:

  • an Arts Adviser
  • to record each child's journey (this is very open and notebooks can be purchased to help)
  • to get assessed (this varies with the awards and there is a fee)

The information above is only a guide, best to talk to an arts adviser and read more on the website

LEAN are part of the Lewisham and Greenwich ArtsAward network, keep any eye on our website for future events and do explore the links below for more information


More on LEAN’s website:

Youth Arts Bulletin - local activities for young people

Our ArtsMark and Arts Award section - including a local swapshop of activities young people can take part in

Did you know we offer 1-2-1 surgeries to help you with your arts education ideas and projects?