Arts Award Welcome
Supporting young people’s practical and leadership development through Arts Award opportunities
The Crafts Council is delighted to announce we are now an Arts Award Welcome centre, meaning we support young people working towards an Arts Award by offering relevant opportunities. To find an Arts Award Centre in England look at the interactive map on the Arts Award website
What is Arts Award Welcome?
Arts Award is a qualification that rewards young people with a widely recognized certificate at three levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold), accredited by Trinity College London. The award can be achieved at Bronze, Silver or Gold levels, each of which allows you to focus on a single art form or explore a range.
You’ll end up with a portfolio that shows off your creativity and gives you a recognised national qualification to put on your CV.
Craft Club is our new national campaign for craft learning in schools. Our Arts Award Welcome offer is closely linked to the different levels of participation in Craft Clubs through participating, teaching in a club, or as a springboard for organising other events:
• Bronze award: take part in a club, and share your skills
• Silver award: take up a new challenge, organise an event or lead a Craft Club session
• Gold Award: run a Craft Club and deliver an event for Arts Leadership challenge like a craft sale or a fashion show
Craft Club offers young people:
• An interactive website for learning and networking with makers of all ages. We currently have a wide range of resources, videos and patterns for creative, young knitters, and a forum to share your ideas and get support from Craft Club members. Join up now!
• After-hours clubs, in schools, colleges and other local venues such as museums and galleries. This is offered as part of the government’s Extended Services scheme, delivered by local volunteers, parents and carers with craft know-how Find out more!
• Opportunities to get involved in the intergenerational learning community of Craft Clubs. Arts Awardees can pass on their skills to younger children (and we bet they’ve got a lot to offer the older generations, too!).
• A range of progression avenues from organizing activities or setting-up a club in a school or venue from scratch. The Craft Club team can provide support and advice to young ‘entrepreneurs’ in running a marketing campaign or a fundraising event in their local area, for example, or promoting an exhibition of work to their local press.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or you can find out more at the Arts Award website