Tyler, Silver Arts Award

We chat to Tyler, who recently completed his Silver Arts Award in dance and dance science. 

Tyler, Silver Arts Award

Hi Tyler, tell us about your Arts Award experience

I've just completed my Silver Arts Award in dance. As part of my Award, I attended a dance performance called ‘to find a place'.

Did you work with an artist?

I attend a workshop with Nick Kyprianou, a professional dancer, and writer. The workshop was about how to write arts reviews and he taught us how to form and review a dance performance.  


What did you do to lead your own project?

The project I was involved with was a dance platform. A dance platform is where different styles of dance come together to showcase their styles. The role I had was Marketing Manager and my responsibilities were to get the word out about the dance platform.

I designed a poster using the computer, which was displayed around Trinity Laban to make everyone aware of the event.

I made a program that was handed to the audience on the night of the event, with the details of the dancer’s names.  

My role supported the development of my leadership skills as I had to communicate verbally with members of the public. I also had to be spontaneous on the night of the event

Great! How did you showcase your work in a portfolio

I created was a PowerPoint slide show.

What was most valuable to you personally?

The most valuable aspect I have learned was all of it! Learning new skills like how to create a portfolio, writing reviews, the science of dance and all about events management.

What inspired you?

The thing I found inspiring was learning about the number of different roles there are within the dance industry, especially the dance science. 

What was challenging? 

The most challenging aspect was putting the dance platform together and my time management to create my portfolio.

What are you going to do next and has Arts Award helped you? 

I would like to do the Gold Arts Award and I have just started The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

How did you get involved with Arts Award?

I got involved in the Arts Award because I attend classes at Trinity Laban and I applied to do the Arts Award and was successful. 

Who gave you the most help and inspiration? 

My tutors Beth and Charlie were very inspirational as they gave me a lot of support and guidance.

Get involved with Arts Award 

Arts Award (What is Arts Award?)  helps you to grow your talents, explore the arts, be a creative leader and get a qualification. If you’re already participating, go you! Head over to our Bronze and Gold hubs for more inspiration and support. 

Join our Arts Award alumni network 

We’re on the lookout for Arts Award alumni everywhere! We’re here to help support you in your next career steps and offer some useful and interesting benefits! Find out more and sign up

Write for us 

Help others like you get through their Arts Award qualification by writing about your tips and experiences. Become a Voice Contributor today


Nici West

Nici West Voice Team

Nici is the an 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.

Recent posts by this author

View more posts by Nici West


  • Kayt Button

    On 25 July 2018, 10:56 Kayt Button commented:

    It's really inspiring to see the range of arts activities people are getting involved with. Good luck with whatever you do next Tyler.

Post A Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment. Click here to sign in now

You might also like

Artist Workshop with dancer Christopher Radford

Artist Workshop with dancer Christopher Radford

by Arts Award

Read now