HRAEN actively supports schools and arts organisations to train for and deliver Arts Award as part of its partnership work with Artwork.
Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible.
Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four accredited qualifications and an introductory award.
Arts Award Discover is the introductory award open to children and young people aged up to 25. To achieve Discover, children and young people discover the arts around them, find out about artists and their work and share their experiences with others, gaining a certificate at the end. Arts Award Discover will usually take about 20 hours to complete.
Arts Award Explore is an Entry Level 3 qualification on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF, a stepping stone from Arts Award Discover, to the Level 1 qualification, Bronze Arts Award. Arts Award Explore is designed for ages 7 plus. Young people collect their arts experiences in an Explore arts log as they go along, recording what they find and enjoy. Arts Award Explore will usually take about 25 hours to complete.
Bronze Arts Award is a Level 1 award on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). To achieve Bronze young people take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts inspiration and share their skills with others. Bronze is available to young people aged 11 to 25.
Silver Arts Award is a Level 2 qualification on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It has two units - Unit 1: arts practice and Unit 2: arts leadership. Doing Silver involves achieving an arts challenge, reviewing arts events, researching artists and arts organisations, and delivering an arts leadership project with other people.
Gold Arts Award is the highest level at Level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), and develops young people's creativity, communication, planning, teamwork and leadership skills. The award is also recognised on the UCAS Tariff (35 points). Gold has been designed for young people aged 16 to 25.
For details on all aspects of Arts Award please visit the website at www.artsaward.org.uk
Artsmark is Arts Council England's flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. It is delivered by Arts Council England and 10 regional Bridge organisations drive participation.
Any school, college or youth justice organisation in England can apply for Artsmark.
Artsmark is nationally recognised as demonstrating excellence in arts and cultural provision.
Holding Artsmark status demonstrates that your school or setting values the arts and culture.
It raises the public profile of a school or setting in the eyes of prospective students, their families and across the wider community.
Artsmark contributes to the cultural aspect of Ofsted's requirement that a school promotes students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
New application guidelines are being announced in October before the next round of applications are opened.
For more information please visit the website at: www.artsmark.org.uk