Arts Award

Arts Award is an inspiring way to get young people, up to the age of 25, to develop their leadership skills through the arts, and also receive official certification. There are five levels of certificates; Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The UCAS Tariff for Gold is 16. We also cater for schools to complete Arts Award Discover in a Day.

Greg Stobbs teaching 6th form students spray painting skills as part of Bronze Arts Award project. Photo: Frances Chiverton
Greg Stobbs teaching 6th form students spray painting skills as part of Bronze Arts Award project
Photo: Frances Chiverton

Gaining an Arts Award qualification

Taking part in Ideas Test’s activities and events can contribute towards gaining an Arts Award qualification.

  • Take part in arts activities
  • Go to an arts event
  • Meet the artists – Attend one of our Artist Q & A Talks or our artist-led workshops.
  • Volunteering opportunities – Could you run a summer holiday club? Ask a member of staff how you can work towards this.
  • Attend a whole day workshop.
  • Get inspired by art, attend arts events (like Disquiet) and research artists.

For more information about Arts Award please visit their website:

Download our Discover Arts Award worksheet by clicking the image below and have a go yourself.

Discover in a Day for Schools

We are able to accommodate whole classes to visit us at No.34 and complete their Arts Award Discover in just one day! We provide worksheets and an exhibition for pupils to explore. Our exhibitions change throughout the year, so there’s always something exciting and new to discover. It costs just £5 per pupil and once completed, each pupil will receive a certificate from Trinity College London.

If you work in a school and would like more information, or to book a visit for your school, email our Youth Programme Manager, Pedro,