Arts Awards

UK Young Artists are a registered Arts Award centre. We deliver the Awards through specific projects and programmes. New and upcoming opportunities to complete an award will be shared on our website and social media channels.

Arts Awards are a unique qualification and opportunity to gain leadership experience whilst developing as an artist in your own right. To achieve the award, you take on a personal artistic challenge, participate in a range of arts activities, attend events, meet artists and share your skills with others. Throughout the project you create a portfolio to keep a record of your creative journey and along the way are supported by an Arts Award adviser, who acts as your mentor and assessor.

With support from UK Young Artists staff, you will, depending on the project, make artistic, delivery and financial decisions on your project area. Some roles will involve managing volunteers and working directly with members of the public, others supporting artists and venue teams.

To find out more about Arts Award visit www.artsaward.org.uk or contact Vikki Jones our Engagement Coordinator, for an informal chat, at vikki@ukyoungartists.co.uk.

Arts Award Supporter

UK Young Artists is delighted to be a registered Arts Award Supporter and can offer a range of opportunities for young people who are completing their Arts Award at all levels. Our Arts Award Supporter offer would best suit those working towards, Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver Arts Awards. However we would be happy to discuss Gold Arts Award opportunities with groups or individuals who may be interested in a more in-depth involvement with UK Young Artists.

If you'd like to discuss any of the opportunities listed below please contact Vikki Jones, UK Young Artists Engagement Coordinator via email on vikki@ukyoungartists.co.uk

Outline of UK Young Artists Art Award offer:

  • A range of volunteering opportunities tailored to your interests and skills.

  • Free exhibitions at venues across the city.

  • Free tickets to performance events at venues across the city.

  • Opportunities to meet and interview the artists participating in the festival, our management team, board and ambassadors.

  • Opportunities to review and document events taking place during the festival with the potential for content created to be shared across our online platforms.

  • A programme of workshops and masterclasses to either take part in, or to support the artists in delivering these sessions. 

If you would like further information on how UK Young Artists can help you to achieve your Arts Award please contact Vikki Jones, UK Young Artists Engagement Coordinator via email at vikki@ukyoungartists.co.uk