Arts Awards are flexible frameworks for learning and sharing new skills, providing a link between young people and creative professionals in arts and media. They can take place in or out of school, and can be for large or small groups or individuals.
There is no entry requirement and no time limit. Participation is supported by an Arts Award Adviser and registered through an Arts Award Centre.
Culture Shift delivers Arts Award directly as an Arts Award Centre. We are also a registered training agency, delivering training for Arts Award Advisers at all levels.
We lead innovation in the use of Arts Award in alternative projects and settings, for example in mental health contexts.
Culture Shift supports Arts Award advisers working in the wider community, and promotes and extends Arts Award through the Arts Award Supporter Scheme.
Alongside our own projects, Culture Shift forms part of the regional development infrastructure for the awards and is an Arts Award training agency, licensed by Trinity College London to deliver the following Adviser courses from a training base in Brighton:
In addition to our public training courses, we can also arrange in-house training at a venue and time to suit groups of 6 or more.
Contact us to discuss your organisations’ training requirements or go to www.artsward.org.uk to request your dedicated in-house training session. Don’t forget to ask for Culture Shift to lead you session.
Building on the value and inherent flexibility of Arts Award, and our extensive experience in supporting its delivery, Culture Shift works with partners to explore the use of Arts Award in alternative projects and settings.
Contact us if you’d like to discuss using Arts Award to support young people’s learning in your setting.
Arts Award Supporter is a way of linking arts and heritage organisations with young people doing Arts Award.
An Arts Award Supporter is an organisation or artist offering activities that young people can use towards their Arts Award, such as:
Supporter offers you a way of promoting your activities to young people and Arts Award centres for free. You don’t need to run the Arts Award qualifications or have any specialist staff – just think about how your existing programmes can contribute to Arts Award.
Upcoming Supporter events are listed on our events pages.
You can also download the Supporter starter kit.
Learning about the ‘supporter’ opportunity has made Arts Award make sense to me and I feel much more engaged with the award and able to see how my organisation can benefit and make an ‘offer’.
Kirsty Sulston, Producer – Public Programme, South East Dance attended the Arts Award Supporter event as part of the forum.
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