Arts Award & Artsmark


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Arts Award

Arts Award is the national qualification for young people in the arts and New Art Exchange is an official Arts Award Supporter.

Arts Award is a great way for young people to enjoy the arts and provides a framework for learning new skills and sharing them. The award is run by Arts Council England and Trinity Guildhall and is a nationally accredited qualification.

Any young people aged 7-11 years old wanting to work towards their Explore Arts Award are welcome to join the Explore Art Club on Tuesdays in term time: 4-6pm.

Bronze Arts Award is on offer for members of the Own Art Club with artist Shamila Chady on Wednesdays in term time from 5-7pm. To find out more about these awards please follow the links below:



Read more about Arts Award and how it works at:

We still have some vacancies for young artists aged 15 to 25 years to work towards their Gold Arts Award. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your art practice, gain work experience in the arts, and develop leadership skills. For anyone planning to apply to university the Gold Arts Award comes with 16 UCAS points. If you are interested, or have any queries, please get in touch.

Get in touch with Ruth Lewis-Jones, Learning Producer to find out:, 0115 9248630.


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Artsmark Award

Arts Council England's Artsmark award celebrates schools that champion the arts and strive for excellence in their provision.

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.

We are proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.

Read more about the Artsmark award and how it works at:


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