Explore Arts Award at Home

What is Arts Award?

Arts Award is a set of qualifications for anyone between the age of 5 and 25 to take part in. Participants complete portfolios of work which encourage them to develop as an artist. 

 Participating in Arts Award 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 

The Arts Award website has more information and access to support materials to help you on your Arts Award journey. 

What level can we complete?

The Discovery Museum are providing the opportunity for young people to complete the Explore Level Award. 

Explore is an entry Level 3 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is the perfect steppingstone to the Level 1 qualification, Bronze Arts Award. 

How do we complete the work?

Arts Award Explore is separated into four sections: Inspire, Explore, Create and Present 

Part A – Take part in art activities, tell us about them and how you have been inspired.  

Part B – Explore the work of an artist and their life. Explore an arts organisation.  

Part C – Participate in an art activity, document the steps you took to create your final piece.  

Part D – Share your Arts Award project. This can be to one or more person. Identify what you have enjoyed and achieved.  

The booklet provides questions and guidance to support your young artists arts award project. You can follow this booklet or create your own version. Make sure to include lots of evidence throughout, this can be in the form of photographs, tickets, screenshots, vides; basically anything that shows what you have been up-to.  

Explore booklet can be downloaded here.  

You can view an example completed booklet here.  

Does it cost?

It costs £20 to submit the work. This charge is to cover the moderation, certification and marking of the work. Payment will be taken over Ticket source. We will provide payment information on the submission of the work. 

How to submit the work

When you are finished the work get in touch with the learning team at the Discovery Museum. We can give you submission and payment instructions.  

Work will then be marked by the team and if we feel we need a little more information then we will get in touch.  
A moderation of the work will be booked for the earliest point. Once complete and certificates have arrived a member of our team will be back in touch to arrange collection.  We will set several submission dates throughout the year and will display these dates on our website. 

What do I do if I need help with the work?

If you need support throughout your project, please drop us an email at: