We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been selected as an Arts Award Good Practice Centre.
Arts Award offers young people an inspiring arts journey. Each path can take a different direction – from fashion to film-making, from dance to design, from photography to poetry.
Whichever route they choose to follow, young people are always in the driving seat. Arts Award’s unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops their creativity, leadership and communication skills.
Open to anyone aged up to 25, Arts Award embraces all interests and backgrounds. Through working towards an award young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment.
Arts Award motivates and celebrates young people’s artistic achievements. Young people can achieve an award through any arts, media or cultural activity, developing knowledge and understanding of their chosen art forms.
The Lowry’s Learning & Engagement team embed Arts Award in many of our projects and activity programmes for young people.
We delivered 60 Arts Awards between 2013-14 across all levels and are currently supporting a whole host of young people working towards Bronze, Silver and Gold, including our Youth Dance Ambassadors, Young Creatives and individuals who come along to our #GetInvolved youth activity on Monday evenings.
We’re particularly excited about being able to offer Arts Award as a qualification young people can achieve through our youth skills and employability scheme.
To achieve an award, young people take on personal challenges in an art form. They take part in art activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists, and share their skills with others.
For Silver and Gold Arts Award, young people also organise their own projects and research arts careers.
Bronze is the equivalent of a Level 1 qualification, Silver is a Level 2 qualification and Gold is a Level 3 and equates to 35 points on the UCAS Tariff.