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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. 

"I enjoyed doing the Bronze art award because I learnt new skills like stain glass and pottery. After going to Rural Art sessions, I wrote about what I had done that day, about what I liked and what I could have done better, so I could create my own portfolio. I enjoyed making the portfolio because I can look back and it reminds me of all the things I did. My favorite part was setting up the Exhibition and seeing all my work on display."

-Charlotte, Bronze Arts Award 

See what young people had to say about their experience undertaking Arts Award:

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 Poppy on 01845 526536, or on