The Access Fund is opening soon

On 18 September the Access Fund will be open for applications again. We wanted to preview this by sharing some of the great projects that benefitted from funding in recent rounds. Continue reading


My leadership experience at Mozfest with Helix Arts

Katie Off the Beat.JPGWhen Katie set about doing her Gold Arts Award in 2016 she wanted to explore her own arts practice in digital media as well as support other young people to get involved in digital arts.  So when Helix Arts invited Katie to get involved in Mozfest 2016 by co-leading their ‘Off the Beat’ workshop at the festival for her Gold Unit 2 leadership project, it was an opportunity not to miss. Continue reading

Create, Share and Debate with Generate – Delivering Arts Award with Towner’s youth arts and film team

AA good practice centre logo 2015-16Esther here, Learning and Participation Coordinator at Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, an Arts Award Good Practice Centre. I lead on a programme called Generate which is the gallery’s long-standing arts programme for young people aged 13-19. In its fifth year, Generate forms an integral part of the gallery’s engagement and objective as a gallery ‘for the people’ as intended by the gallery’s philanthropic founder. I want to tell you about our Arts Award work, including how we deliver Bronze and Silver alongside each other… Continue reading

Focus on Film

Awards season is here! The Oscars are held this coming Sunday, bringing to an end that time of year where films and the people who make them are celebrated. We thought this would be a good time to highlight how film can be used to deliver Arts Award, by sharing some case studies on centres who have already done it successfully! So join us on the red carpet as we give the following projects their close-up… Continue reading