We are an Arts Award supporter!

What is an Arts Award Supporter?

An organisation or artist offering activities that young people can use towards their Arts Award, such as:

  • workshops
  • arts and cultural events which they can review
  • opportunities to find out about artists and cultural opportunities
  • a chance to share skills or lead arts projects.

New Writing South welcomes young people to meet and participate in our events; for over 18s there are also volunteering or work placement opportunities.


What is Arts Award?

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.

Offered at five different levels, young people get to:

  • discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in any art form
  • develop their creativity and leadership skills
  • learn new skills and share them with others
  • get to work with or experience working with creative arts professionals
  • gain experience and knowledge to progress into further education and employment

To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey. Along the way they are supported by an Arts Award adviser, acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor.

New Writing South offers opportunities for young people to achieve their Bronze and Silver Awards through workshops and activities.

To find out more, please contact Lesley Wood – lesley@newwritingsouth.com or ring 01273 735353