Advisers - How to get the best out of Arts Award on Voice

Looking for help and inspiration for young people doing Arts Award? Arts Award Voice offers ideas and support that you and your groups can access any time. It's free and has fresh content from young people who've been through it themselves.

Advisers - How to get the best out of Arts Award on Voice

To get the most from Arts Award Voice you and your group should register for free access to all parts of the website: join here 

Then take a tour round the site with Sienna, our Assistant Editor - view the short webinar here 

**If you're looking to continue delivering Arts Award remotely during Coronavirus, we've put some help together for you**

Here's our tips for how you and your young people can use Arts Award Voice

Young people can share their experiences and reviews

Voice is an open platform where young people can share their Arts Award reviews and opinion pieces. We have an active online community who comment on each other's work. You can encourage your groups to do the same!

Take a look through our Arts Award Blogs and Reviews or check out this Gold opinion piece from Josh about the arts in schools or this one from George G Magician about technology, social media and magic

Note: Young people can choose only to share posts with their adviser and group by ticking the box that says 'Only show on my profile & portfolio'. Then they can share the link for their advisers and peers to comment.

Get stories of Arts Award achievers

Hearing how others achieved their award can be inspiring for young people, especially at the beginning of their Arts Award journey. Check out our case studies to hear direct from achievers. We also interview those who are further on in their careers and find out what Arts Award led to. We'd love to feature your young people too - send them here.

Research into a particular career or art form

Our range of interviews with organisations and arts practitioners offer the perfect starting point for researching inspiring artists and the creative industries. These can contribute to Arts Award research at all levels.

24/7 access to support in the Bronze, Silver and Gold Hubs

Our Bronze, Silver and Gold Hubs offer step-by-step guides through each part of Arts Award with real portfolio examples and handy tools. If a young person isn't sure what to do and they're not due to see their adviser straight away, Arts Award Voice Hubs can point them in the right direction.

Collate materials for an Arts Award portfolio

It's easy to collate posts on Voice ready for moderation. Just create the post, tick the box that says 'add to your portfolio?' and select the level of the award it's for.  

If young people prefer their portfolio to be visible to a select few and not the wider Voice community they should tick the box 'only show on my profile & portfolio' then share the link to their profile with advisers and peers for feedback.

Find out more about how to use Voice to complete parts of a portfolio, or check out these resources for creating a digital portfolio.

Read how-to-guides
We've collated a wide selection of how-to-guides which offer a variety of practical tips and tools from young creatives. From how to network as a young artist to how to be a theatre producer.

Join the Arts Award Alumni
When young people join Voice they become part of the Arts Award Alumni where they can get discounts, careers advice, and join our networking opportunities.  Encourage them to make the most of this!


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