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Arts Award Online

Arts Award at Durham University: Library and Collections

Arts Award supports young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills and achieve a unique arts qualification. Arts Award is for young people aged from 5 – 25 years.

The Learning and Engagement Team are trained to access, facilitate and support Arts Award levels DISCOVER, EXPLORE, BRONZE and SILVER. We can help you with part of your Arts Award, help you apply for joint funding for assessment or deliver Arts Award to your young people as part of a funded project.

Our aim is to bring art and creativity to as many young people as possible. Through growing partnerships with schools, funders and national bodies, in the past 2 years we have worked with the Northern Heartlands and Arts Council England; The Bowes Museum; the Life of Breath project; Helix Arts; many local artists and most recently the Girls Network.

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Image courtesy of Helix Arts

Downloadable Arts Award Packs

All downloadable packs are free and available for you to use. If you are aged between 5 – 25 and would like to get an Arts Award certificate, please do get in touch! We can help guide you through your Arts Award and even moderate your work!

If you are using the resources but would not like to be moderated, please do send us an email as we would love to showcase your work in our online gallery!

Discover Award (Ages 5 - 9 years)

Explore Award (Ages 7 - 11 years)

Bronze Award (Ages 11 - 14 years)

Silver Award (Ages 14 - 16 years)

Online Gallery

How to submit and pay for your Arts Award

If you want to work on your Arts Award from home, you can either get in touch to see if we are running any funded projects or alternatively pay for the fees yourself.

We would not charge to assess your work, you would only need to pay for the moderation in order to receive your certificate.

Cost Information

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Be Inspired

Explore the Durham University collections to find inspiration in completing an Arts Award.

Discover Durham Collections

Art Collection

Online Gallery

See what other amazing work has been created in our Arts Award Gallery.

Arts Award online gallery