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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. It supports young people to develop as artists and is a nationally recognised qualification at 3 levels.

  • Bronze - level 1
  • Silver - level 2
  • Gold - level 3
Arts Award

It is a framework for learning new skills and sharing them and is based around any arts or media activity, and you can complete it in a wide variety of settings - like youth clubs, arts centres, schools, colleges, theatres or community groups.

There are no entry requirements, no time limit for completing the award, and no set rules on how you present your final work. You just need to be aged under 25, and ready to explore new creative experiences.

The Everyman Theatre is the county's central hub for Arts Award programmes. The theatre offers programmes, volunteering and work experience. It is also a recognised supporter and will be happy to support you if you are currently delivering or participating in the Arts Award scheme. The Everyman aims to link young people to the arts and heritage organisations and works closely with many other arts organisations across the county and beyond, such as Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, touring theatre companies, Arts in Rural Gloucestershire (Air in G) and can also put you in contact with other schools that are centres for the Arts Award.

To access the official arts award site click here.

Click here to watch a video of the work produced by our current Bronze Award candidates.

If you would like to know more about becoming involved in the Arts Award scheme please contact