Arts Award and Arts Mark

Arts Award in school

There are several ways we can assist with your Arts Award offer in school;

  • We can delivering custom session(s) or to sit as part of your curriculum, or after school clubs.
  • We can offer young people 11+ who come to The Boo on work experience or work placement the opportunity to complete either their Bronze or Silver Arts Award alongside their placement.
  • Or by helping you on your Arts Award journey by coming in to talk to those taking part in Arts Award as both as Arts Organisation and also by bringing artists into your school.

We are also here to help with advice and as an Arts Mark partner, we can also help to connect you with other arts organisations to help you along your Arts Award and potentially Arts Mark journey.

What are the benefits?

Arts Award is accredited by Trinity College and is widely recognised and respected by education establishments nationwide, as well as in the workplace.

Arts Award supports the National Curriculum in developing art as a tool for personal achievement, improving analytical skills, and “equipping children with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art”.

We feel Arts Award can help give confidence, encourage friendships, build social skills, offer inspiration and develop imagination.

For more information, please contact michelle@horseandbamboo.org or call us at 01706 220241
What is Arts Award?

Arts Award is a fun and practical course that complements the National Curriculum and is accredited by Trinity College London. It offers children and young people aged 5-25 the chance to get creative, discover new and inventive ways to explore the arts and find inspiration through imagination.

What do the different awards mean?

We currently support 4 different levels of Arts Award.

Discover Arts Award Discover is an introductory award, designed for ages 5 and above, but is open to children and young people aged up to 25.

To achieve an Arts Award Discover, children and young people collect evidence in an individual arts log of their experiences of:

  • taking part in arts activities
  • researching artists or craftspeople and their work
  • sharing their arts discoveries

ExploreArts Award Explore is an Entry Level (Entry 3) qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is designed for ages 7 and above, but is open to children and young people aged up to 25.

To achieve an Arts Award Explore, children and young people collect evidence in an individual arts log of their experiences of:
  • taking part in a range of arts activities, including a personal response about what has inspired them about taking part
  • the work of artists or craftspeople and arts organisations
  • creating a piece of art work
  • sharing with others what they have enjoyed and/or achieved through completing their Arts Award

Bronze – Bronze Arts Award is a Level 1 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is open to young people aged 11 to 25.

To achieve a Bronze Arts Award, young people collect evidence in an individual arts log or portfolio of their experiences of:

  • actively participating in any art form
  • at least one arts event and their review of that event
  • researching the career and work of an artist or craftsperson
  • passing on an arts skill

Silver – Silver Arts Award is a Level 2 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is designed for ages 14 and above, but is open to young people aged 11 to 25.

To achieve a Silver Arts Award, young people collect evidence in an individual arts portfolio of their experiences of:

Arts practice and pathways

  • identifying and planning an arts challenge
  • implementing and reviewing their arts challenge
  • reviewing arts events and sharing their views
  • researching future opportunities and careers in the arts

Arts leadership

  • identifying a leadership role and planning the project’s aims
  • planning the practical issues
  • being an effective arts leader
  • working effectively with others
  • reviewing their project and leadership role

 


What is the Artsmark Award?

The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. We support settings to develop and celebrate their commitment to arts and cultural education.

In 2015, the programme was refreshed to align with School Improvement Plans and support core EBACC and STEM priorities, giving the curriculum breadth and balance.

Why Artsmark?
  • Build young people’s confidence, character and resilience through arts and cultural education
  • Use Artsmark’s clear and flexible framework to embed creativity across your whole curriculum and use it to address school improvement priorities
  • Celebrate your long-term commitment to cultural education with pupils, parents and your local community
    Artsmark and Ofsted:
    • Meet Ofsted’s requirements for Quality of Education by using the Artsmark framework to maintain a broad and ambitious curriculum that connects learning across all subjects
    • Equip pupils with the cultural capital they need to succeed in life and nurture their imagination and creativity through a high-quality arts and cultural education
    • Artsmark clearly demonstrates how you support personal development and provides evidence to Ofsted on how you meet its spiritual, moral, social, cultural requirements

How Can We Help?

The Boo and Horse + Bamboo art Arts Mark partners, as such we can help you on your Artsmark journey. We want to encourage more schools to take up Artsmark. We can help you plan your Artsmark journey, support you along the way with advice, help put you in contact with other Artsmark partners so that you can deliver a broad spectrum of arts as part of your journey and support your journey through our schools workshop and performance packages. We offer a range of workshop, performance and bespoke packages for schools which can be delivered in school or at The Boo. Head to our Education page to see the range of offers or contact michelle@horseandbamboo.org to discuss what bespoke packages we can put together for your school.

We are also always happy to come into school to talk to your pupils about our venue The Boo, what we do and why we do it as well as the history of the building and our theatre company Horse + Bamboo, our current productions and project as well as the history of being a 42 year old puppetry and mask company that started out as a horse drawn touring company from the centre of Rossendale. If you would like us to come into speak to a class or school please contact michelle@horseandbamboo.org