As part of the Arts Award qualification, young people need to attend and review arts events. Theses reviews need to be shared others so please click on the links to read their comments on local exhibitions and shows.

Arts Award is...

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports young people to grow as artists and arts leaders and inspires them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world.

Through Arts Award young people gain a nationally recognised qualification enabling them to progress into further education and employment. Arts Award has five levels, four of which are on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

As they work towards Arts Award, children and young people collect evidence of what they have done and reflect on their experiences.  

At all levels, children and young people work with an Arts Award adviser. This is a trained adult who supports young people in gaining arts experiences, provides guidance and assesses arts logs and portfolios.  

An Arts Award can be based around any arts or media activity. There are no entry requirementsno time limit for completing the award, and no set rules on how to present final work. Young people just need to be aged under 25, and ready to explore new creative experiences.

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.

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ADeC is very proud to have been involved with Arts Award since 2006. We successfully work with young people at all levels and it is very rewarding to see them progress through the levels and obtaining their Gold award.

We have delivered the award in a variety of settings including:

  • Highfield Special School, Ely
  • Cambridgeshire Travellers
  • The Stained Glass Museum
  • Lighthouse Youth Club
  • Young People in Care
  • Ely College
  • Music Arts Project
  • The Word Garden
  • Young People Littleport

In addition, we run the ADeC Arts Crew which enables young people to approach ADeC directly and complete the award without it being linked with a specific project.

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