Welcome to the Arts Award Voice Community hub

This is your space to keep in touch with Arts Award and other young people, and get some useful benefits and support for your Life after Arts Award. "What To Do" includes all our benefits and key links to support.  Need inspiration for your future career? Check out our careers page!

Welcome

The community is open to Arts Award achievers and those working towards your first award - and it's run by a bunch of people who did their own Arts Awards! We source ideas, opportunities and benefits which help you achieve your award or move into your 'Life After Arts Award'. We also share news from past Arts Award achievers, whether they are now a Film maker, Musician or working in TV.

We want to keep in touch with you when you've finished your award to find out what happens next and whether Arts Award helps you achieve your dreams (it worked for us!). Check out what's on offer below and do get in touch to tell us what else we can do for you: hello@artsawardvoice.com

Emrys, Arts Award Projects Manager

Let's keep this simple, where to next? Either use the image tabs above to browse what we have to offer or jump right in with these links:

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Offers and Opportunities

Get your hands on high street discounts and take advantage of cultural opportunities

Throughout your Arts Award Journey and afterwards you can get to know the world better by using the offers Arts Award Supporters give you. And we're offering you discounts on the products & services you might enjoy every month.

Become an Arts Award Adviser

You need to complete a training course and if you're new - you can train as either a Discover & Explore adviser or a Bronze & Silver adviser for 15% off the usual costs. If you're already trained to deliver Bronze & Silver then you can use your Alumni 15% discount on becoming a Gold Adviser too.

It's simple to claim your discount. Just book your course and then fill in this short form - you'll receive your discounted invoice.

Stay up to date with the creative sector

The Stage is an essential resource for actors and performers, backstage workers, creative teams and those in training and education. And you can get 10% off any subscription to The Stage- web only, digital edition or print edition (straight to your door every week).

The Stage shares breaking news about the performing arts industry, comprehensive reviews of more UK performances than any other national publication, audition announcements and high profile interviews with individuals like Ian McKellen, Cherry Jones and Denzel Washington.

All subscribers also get access to an exclusive 10% discount on new and long-running theatre shows, sold through The Stage Tickets. And all annual subscribers get extra discounts too.

Simply use the promotion code ARTSAWARD to access your discount on The Stage Subscriptions site.

See live theatre for less

Give the gift of theatre with Theatre Tokens, the unique gift vouchers that can be used at over 240 theatres nationwide including all of London's West End. What's more, they have no expiry date, so your friends and family can see a show of their choice when and where they like.

Order online at TheatreTokens.com or call Tokenline on 020 3011 0755 (open Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm).

Simply quote the promotion code ARTSAWARD to get a 10% discount on orders.

Get online for less

When you're starting a freelance career or any creative business you'll need a web presence.  There's so many social channels out there now and Google is almost a default for anyone looking for something.  Getting a simple website online is key to starting out - and you can build up your portfolio.  So get started with Cloud Artisans and their 30% of all website hosting packages - making it just £20.99 for the year for personal hosting. Just use the promo code ARTSAWARD at cahost.co.uk 

Lots more discounts & deals

Want to save some money on things you like to do, or materials you need? We've partnered with Benefits Lite to bring you access to discounts that change every day. You'll find discounts in clothes shops, for computer accessories, on experience days, on mini-breaks and even more. You can browse some of the offers straight away. Or get access to them by signing up below.

Please note, we'll register you on the Benefits Lite system within 2 weeks - usually faster. You'll get an email with your login details. If there's enough interest in this benefit, we'll find a way for you to simply use your Voice login in future. Once registered, you can then set-up logging in with Facebook, Twitter or Google too. If you don't receive details within 2 weeks please email hello@artsawardvoice.com. Your use will be subject to their terms & conditions.

Arts Award Supporters

You can also often save money or find a new opportunity using the offers from Arts Award Supporters. These organisations throughout the UK often offer discounted tickets, work experience or space for young artists. Find your local Arts Award Supporter below and see what they provide.

Life After Arts Award

So where does Arts Award lead? 

Doing Arts Award can really help you find your ideal creative career, and it's just as valuable if you're heading in another direction. Arts Award helps you develop creative thinking, leadership, problem-solving, team work and communication skills, all of which make you stand out when going for a college place or job. If you do Gold Award you'll get UCAS points for use on your uni application. And you'll also have a beautiful portfolio to show at interview. Although remember University isn't your only option - Alumnus Joshua shares his thoughts...

If you're interested in a creative career, take a look at our Want my job series or hear from past Arts Award achievers at Where are they now? Then surf around on Creative Choices website for careers in performing arts, design, literature or visual arts. Or check out Hiive, which offers creative media, tv and broadcasting job opportunities. We've also compiled even more useful websites for you too.

We've also compiled a list of organisations offering Creative Career Workshops and some that offer Creative Mentoring. So do take a look and let us know if any of them are especially useful to you.

You can find a summary of what Alumni have been up to and the benefits of being an Alumnus in our 2018 e-newsletter - Arts Award KIT.  So do check it out.

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You can also use this article to help you think how to reflect on your Arts Award when applying for jobs.

And a mammoth how to guide which has been a frequent request; some help about HMRC (Tax) and how to be a self employed creative...

Tell us when you started and/or completed your Arts Awards in your profile & how we can support you in this short survey. It will help us to tailor our future offering.

Jobs and Training

Remember to take a look at our growing list of opportunities on Voice for job postings and training activities.

You can also find more on:

And a number of the networks and useful arts websites list we've compiled will help too.

Update your profile now!

Networking

Help and support comes to those who ask for it! And the cultural sector demonstrates this best. It's about working together and sharing knowledge. Who should I ask to use that space? How shall I compile my Arts Award portfolio? Where can I get funding for my project? Anybody know a good drummer?

Arts Award prepares you for a creative life in so many ways. And if you want to meet like-minded individuals, ask for help achieving the higher levels, or advice on, say, which drama schools to apply to - then get on over to our Facebook group. If you're concerned about using Facebook for networking, then don't be! Here's some guidance we've put together to help you with using several social media platforms - with links to how you can ensure your privacy is sorted...

Join our Facebook group

As well as our networks you might be Interested in joining others too. We'd also suggest:

We have even more organisations that you might like to visit on our useful arts websites page.