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The Arts Award

Centre - Samarpan Art School

Arts Award takes children and young people on a creative journey, exploring the arts world, discovering their potential as artists, developing leadership skills – and gaining a recognised qualification along the way. Open to anyone aged 25 or under, this unique set of arts qualifications builds skills essential for success in the 21st century: Creativity and communication, along with problem-solving, reflective-thinking and confidence.

Young people can achieve Arts Award in any art form, from music to mime, poetry to pottery, dance to drumming. Through the five levels – DiscoverExploreBronzeSilver and Gold – young people


My centre provides Discover, Explore and Bronze awards to the students learning at Samarpan Art School.






The Arts Award Discover is the start of the Arts Award adventure. It takes children and young people on an artistic journey as they explore the arts all around them, investigate different art forms, research an artist, and then share their discoveries with others. 

As well as developing their knowledge and understanding of the arts, Arts Award Discover boosts children's creativity, curiosity, confidence and communication skills.


Arts Award Explore encourages children and young people to experience different art forms and artists, and develop their own creativity. Along the way they record what they've achieved and enjoyed and share it with others.

As they work through Arts Award Explore, young people build their artistic knowledge, creativity and confidence – and gain a recognised qualification in the process. They research a range of genres, creators and arts organisations, and make full use of their imagination and communication skills. 


Bronze Arts Award develops young people’s artistic abilities alongside their research and communication skills. This level involves them in the arts as creators and audience members, and encourages them to take their first steps towards leadership by sharing their learning with others.

This qualification develops art form knowledge and creativity alongside reflective practice, problem-solving skills and confidence. Young people complete a portfolio as their Arts Award journey progresses, explaining what they've seen, done and learned along the way. 

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