About Arts Award

What is Arts Award?

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that support anyone up to 25 to grow as an artist and an arts leader. Arts Award inspires you to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to film making, dance to digital art.

Through Arts Award you gain a nationally recognised qualification enabling you to progress into further education and employment. Arts Award has five levels, four of which (Explore, Bronze, Silver, Gold) are accredited qualifications on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Arts Award Discover is an introductory level.

The Place can support you in gaining your Bronze and Silver Arts Award through discovering dance. Here’s how:

  • If you’re looking to explore the arts an audience member or review an arts event, you can download our free reviewing template and check out our recommended shows
  • If you’re looking to explore the arts as a participant or develop your practical skills through an arts challenge, see our exciting classes for young people