What is Bronze Arts Award?

Up for trying new things in the arts? Give Bronze a go. Find out more...

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Take part in an arts activity and learn new skills - could be dance, music, poetry, fashion, whatever you're into.

Experience an arts event and share your views – tell others why you liked it or not!

Research your arts inspiration - how do your arts heroes make their work, how did they get to where they are now, and anything else you want to know.

And share your arts skills with others. Show your friends how to do what you do – or demonstrate something you're interested in.

Make an Arts Award portfolio to record your work. Look at digital portfolios here

CV info: Bronze Arts Award is a Level 1 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which means it's recognised nationally!   It should take you around 60 hours to complete.


Its really easy to get going with your Bronze Arts Award. There are just a few steps you need to follow.

Step one:  You'll need to find an Arts Award centre or Arts Award adviser to support and assess your work. Ask your school or local arts organisation if theyre already an Arts Award centre. Otherwise, search the Arts Award Centre Map to find a centre in your area.  

If you still cant find somewhere, talk to your regional Bridge organisation in England or Arts Award Training Agency in Scotland and Wales. They may be able to put you in contact with an Arts Award centre. Find your regional Bridge or Training Agency here

Step two:  Once you've got yourself an Arts Award adviser you're away! Register here on Voice and you'll get access to our Bronze Hub which gives you step-by-step support and lots of handy tips and how-to guides to help you get going.  You can also take a peek at other people's portfolios for ideas.

Step three:  Keep an eye out for opportunities you can get involved with. Don't forget there are lots of Arts Award Supporters across the UK offering help, events and opportunities - find those near you on the Supporter Map  Look through Voice'sOpportunities listing and follow Arts Award Voice on Twitter at @AAonVoice.



One word: Portfolio!  Your portfolio shows all the activities you have taken part in during your Arts Award, including your planning and your evaluation. You need to create your portfolio as you work through the award and share it with your adviser as you go along. Then an Arts Award moderator will check it and confirm that you have achieved your Bronze Award.  

Make sure your portfolio includes:  

  • A clear layout and labels for each item so its quickly understandable to someone who didnt go through the process with you 

  • Your plans, notes about what actually happened (sometimes things don't go to plan!), feedback from others, your thoughts about your achievements and what you'd do differently next time. 

There's lots of advice on creating a good portfolio in the Bronze Hub - so sign up and read on

And finally, share your portfolio with us! You can upload it to Voice magazine, tell us about it on Twitter @AAonVoice, or email us at [email protected]  


Find out about running Bronze Arts Award  If you're an Arts Award achiever yourself, you can claim 15% discount on training to be an adviser here