Celebrating 15 years of Arts Award

2020 marks the 15th year since Arts Award launched! Can you believe Arts Award has been helping young people achieve their artistic desires for 15 years?! Let's find out what others are doing to celebrate. 

Celebrating 15 years of Arts Award

Arts Award has been supporting the development of creativity and leadership skills for all young people for 15 years. Arts Award has championed creativity, nurtured talent and offered insights into the arts world, together with a taste of creative careers.Across the UK there are over 4,000 centres and an impressive 521,455 Award achieved. That's a LOT of Gold, Silver, Bronze, Explore and Discover Arts Award's over the years!

So, what are we doing to celebrate?

Celebrating15 years of Arts Award

What you can do to celebrate

  • Participate in the #LoveArtsAward15 competition - you don't have to be a current Arts Award participant or alumni to get involved. 
  • Tell us what you're up to! Whether you're with an organisation, an adviser, a current Arts Award participant or alumni, we want to hear from you. Get in touch with [email protected].
  • Share your Arts Award updates on social media with us using #ArtsAward15 and follow @Voicemaguk on Twitter and @Voicemaguk on Instagram and @ArtsAward on Twitter
  • Register as an Arts Award adviser! Arts Award are encouraging and supporting advisers to offer Gold in the 2020/21 academic year. Watch out for more information coming up on the Arts Award Blog.

More about #LoveArtsAward15 competition

c946b4ee74a0ef926227868b77929034146e62a9.jpgTo celebrate participants of Arts Awards and achievers of Arts Award from the past 15 years we're running a competition to find the most vibrant, impressive, creative response to #LoveArtsAward15! Get your paints, cameras, voices or dancing feet ready as we'll be asking you to make something spectacular in response to your love for art. Step one: create your art. Step two: Share a 15-second snippet of your art, one second for every year. Don't forget to tag Voice mag on Instagram or Twitter. 

Read the full competition brief here and get involved by 30 October to be in with a chance of winning an arts voucher and a feature on Voice mag. 

Interviews with Arts Award alumni

Throughout September we'll be publishing interviews with Arts Award alumni who completed their award up to 15 years ago. Check out the series (coming soon!) for the latest alumni interview. Meanwhile, check out our Where Are They Now series for Arts Award stories from alumni. 

2d0ff7407023c34743b8a5ef6adeb711cb6e52fc.pngWhere are they now? with Tarryne Wills

We catch up with Tarryne Wills who completed her Bronze Arts Award back in 2009 at Poole Arts Centre and her Silver Arts Award at Poole High School in 2012. Tarryne is currently working as a Production Coordinator for television. Find out what else Tarryne has been up to and how Arts Award has helped her. 

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Arts Award stories

Doing your Arts Award now or recently completed? We'd love to hear from you! Get in touch and tell us about your experience and what's next for you. In the meantime, why not check out what other Arts Award participants are up to

Tell us how you're celebrating

We'd love to feature interviews and stories from those who are celebrating Arts Awards 15th year. If that's you get in touch with Arts Editor [email protected] or send us a DM on Voice mag Twitter or Instagram. Share your photos and videos with us too!

DID YOUR ARTS AWARD 15 YEARS AGO? Arts Award 15 years

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. We want to talk to people who completed their Arts Award between 2006 to 2008. We’d love to know what you’re up to, where you’ve been, how your artistic practice is going, or what career you're in. If that's you, or someone you know, get in touch for a feature on Voice magazine and hello from Trinity College London. 

More Arts Award

If you're doing your Arts Award at home, check out our Bronze, Silver and Gold hubs for support and advice on what to do, or our Culture at Home Voicebox for arts interviews and inspiration. 

Arts Award alumni? Check out our keeping in touch newsletter 2020 for the latest career advice, interviews and industry news to continue making waves with your career. Or join the Arts Award Voice Community hub for access to alumni benefits and discounts. 


Nici West

Nici West Voice Team

Nici is the Arts Editor for Voice. She loves all things books, theatre, music, art, visiting other countries, anything creative, and sometimes attempts to make YouTube videos. Alongside Voice she writes and edits through her own pursuits.You can occasionally find her running marathons dressed as a black dog.

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