Arts Award – COVID 19
Owing to the impact of Covid-19 on the arts organisations, schools and youth settings that we work with, we have had to take the difficult decision to suspend our Arts Award funding programmes. We will be reviewing how we support Arts Award Advisers and Arts Award programmes as soon as we have more clarity around the situation.
Trinity College have also made the decision to halt all non-digital Arts Award training and moderation for now but are offering Discover at Home, please see below for more information.
Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that inspire children and young people from 5 up to 25 to get involved in art in all its forms from dance, drama and music to fine art, sculpture and digital art. It develops creative, rounded learners who can use their skills across the curriculum and take these skills into the wider world.
Introducing Discover at Home
As the world is facing unprecedented challenge Trinity College London has developed Discover at Home which will be available throughout the current period.
Discover at Home enables children to be rewarded for the creative activities they enjoy and supports them to connect with their local museums, theatres and arts activities they like, online or at home, and explore new ones, until it’s possible to visit them again. Arts Award Discover can also be completed in more normal times, usually in partnership with school or a local arts organisation.
Discover at Home is a fantastic way to keep children engaged in the arts and creativity while they are at home. With easy to follow guidance and lots of suggestions for arts, craft and creative activities, Discover at Home is a great option for parents & carers who may not be arts specialists themselves or are looking for something different to keep children engaged and entertained.
Trinity College London has developed a resource pack to enable families to engage with Discover at Home.
For more information contact Trinity College London team.
Arts Connect Discover Arts Award online programme
Arts Connect have partnered with 23 arts, cultural and education settings across the West Midlands to offer young people in their local areas the opportunity to achieve Discover Arts Award certification. The organisations taking part in the Discover Arts Award online programme have developed online creative programmes with arts professionals, teachers, parents and young people to create a range of exciting digital and ‘physical’ arts activities that can be accessed safely from school or home.
We will be following the journey of the organisations and young people involved in the Discover Arts Award online programme throughout the summer and will celebrating everyone’s achievements later in the year.
To find out more please contact Becky Thompson.