Promoting and supporting the arts in North Yorkshire and East Cleveland

Arts Award

Arts Award


Arts Award is...

...a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry. 

Rural Arts is an Arts Award Centre, which means that we can support young people who are working towards Arts Award either as individuals or through their school, as well as offering the chance to complete the Bronze Arts Award through our Saturday and Thursday Art Clubs. To find out about completing the Bronze Arts Award through Rural Arts, please see the information at the bottom of this page. 

All staff are trained Arts Award Advisors, and we can sign off any activity toward your award. We have creative workshops, work experience/volunteering opportunitites, a chance to meet local artists who are exhibiting in our gallery, discounted/free tickets to performances and loads of others way we can help you with your Arts Award journey. To find out more, please contact Joe Hennessy, Youth Development Officer on 01845 526536, or on