This week’s blog comes from adviser Tim Coyte at Arts For Teens, a centre delivering music projects to young people in Hartlepool. Tim tells us how he led Exchanging Notes, a Bronze Arts Award project based entirely around music. If you’re an adviser considering a similar approach, featured below is a framework and key insights on how you can use music to deliver Arts Award. Continue reading →
Earlier this year we shared an update from Su Adams at U Can Too, about how they used technology to deliver Discover. Another of Su’s recent projects also featured Arts Award, this time Silver, with Dance, Music and coding coming together in an exciting blend of technology and creativity!
We’re sure that if you are reading this blog you already understand the value of studying and taking part in the arts, but with increasing pressures on schools and arts organisations how can we advocate for all young people to have the chance to participate in artistic, creative and cultural opportunities? What can we do to ensure that policy makers and educators really understand the value of the arts, and the huge range of benefits it can bring to individuals and wider society?
This week we hear from Julia Box from Brighton and Hove City Council Youth Service, 2015-16 Arts Award Good Practice Centre. Read on to find out how they used Arts Award to not only suppor their wider service delivery, but also encourage support for the provision of youth arts work in Brighton and Hove.
We’ve talked about social action and NCS in previousblogs, and with Volunteers’ Week starting tomorrow, now seemed like a good time to celebrate the work of two centres who successfully combined Arts Award with their NCS work.Continue reading →
Last Monday in Glasgow, the Turner Prize was awarded to a collective, Assemble. Their work – using art to regenerate a local street – prompted much discussion afterwards, part of which was an examination of the role art can play in supporting or regenerating a community. In the wake of Assemble’s success we want to talk about how art and Arts Award can support social action…
Youth unemployment is an issue we should all be concerned about, and as people who work with young people on a regular or daily basis, it’s something many Arts Award advisers can’t ignore. Youth unemployment is almost three times as high compared to the rest of the UK population, and around 16% of people aged 16-24 are unemployed.
This means that equipping young people with the employability skills they need to get in to, and stay in work is more important than ever before. As a personal learning framework which builds a whole range of skills (not just art form knowledge), and as a national qualification, delivering Arts Award is a great way to help young people achieve this.Continue reading →
Arts Awards are qualifications that are flexible, accessible and personal – which means they’re delivered in a huge variety of contexts, including youth offending teams and prevention settings. This week we take a look at the effect Arts Award has had within youth justice organisations. Continue reading →
For the past year, Arts Award has been championing youth social action. This summer, Arts Award became the latest organisation to make its pledge to the #iwill campaign which aims to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year olds as possible by the year 2020. Julie Neville, Arts Award associate for youth and community tells us why.Continue reading →