What is an Arts Award?
Arts Award is a national qualification which aspires to support any young person to enjoy the arts and develop creative leadership skills.
Offered at levels 1, 2 and 3 on the National Qualifications Framework. Arts Award can be achieved at three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Whatever art form you’re interested in, whatever your ability, Arts Award fits you.
You can do an Arts Award in any area of the arts from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing, sculpture to film.
You can be the creator or performer of your own work, or develop your skills in essential roles like marketing or stage management.
Arts Award is flexible enough to fit around your other commitments, and you can do your Arts Award wherever arts are happening with young people, including youth clubs, arts centres, schools, colleges, theatres or community groups and each level allows you to focus on a single art form or explore a range of forms.
You’ll end up with a portfolio that shows off your creativity and gives you a recognised national qualification to put on your CV.
Gaining an Arts Award will see you:
-Set yourself an arts challenge
-Go to live arts events
-Research arts careers and see how people get started
-Share your arts skills with others
-Organise your own projects
-Put together a portfolio in your own choice of format
Information sited from www.artsaward.org.uk 20th october 2009.
What to do next?
If you are interested in gaining an Arts Award then contact WYAP: WYAPinfo@wiltshire.gov.uk 01249 716 681 and we can help put you in touch with trained advisers and centres delivering the Arts Award.
Date Posted: Wednesday 1 August 12