Arts Award supports children and young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. It deepens engagement with arts and culture, develops both creative and leadership skills, and importantly Arts Award leads to a national qualification.
Through the five different levels of Arts Award, children and young people aged up to 25 can explore any art form. The award builds confidence, helps young people engage and enjoy cultural activities and prepares them for further education and employment.
At New Writing North we are committed to supporting young people, projects, schools and writers to help more young people to achieve Arts Award, and to raise awareness of the award and its opportunities. We have considerable staff expertise and can support at all levels from Discover to Gold.
New Writing North is also happy to talk to your school or group about how we can run an Arts Award programme related to creative writing with you. We can advise on writers who are Arts Award trained and who can lead your project.
For further information on Arts Award please visit the national website www.artsaward.org.uk.