By completing your Gold Arts Award you will develop your knowledge and experience of the arts AND gain a Level 3 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Take a look below for information about exactly what you need to do and visit the Get Inspired section for ideas to get started.
You will: explore a new art form or practice and create new work, work alongside professionals and arts organisations, find out about artists’ work and review arts events, investigate current issues affecting the arts, and lead an arts project which includes a public showing.
Don’t forget to keep track of everything you’re doing by taking pictures, making a video or audio recording, or writing a blog as you go! Include these in your Arts Award portfolio so your adviser can see everything you’ve been up to. Take a look at some example Gold portfolios to get an ideas of what others have done.
It should take you around 150 hours to complete – this will be a mix of you working with your adviser and other arts professionals and some time working on your own too. Read on to find out what Gold Arts Award requires, then take a browse through the Get Inspired section for reviews, portfolios, useful how-to guides and artist profiles. And, don’t forgot to publish your own work to Arts Award Voice and share your experiences with us.