Arts Award is a series of national arts qualifications that can fit around a wide range of arts, cultural and heritage activities and projects. Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible.
There are several different levels of Arts Award; from Discover and Explore, to Bronze, Silver and Gold level.
As part of the Lift the Lid project there will be resources developed to help more Island schools and young people achieve their Arts Award. This will focus on either Explore or Bronze Levels.
Schools or groups who sign up as a Lift the Lid Arts Award School/Group will be offered:
- FREE artist-led workshop (booked with the Project Manager)
- FREE teacher-led activities or follow-up activities (online)
- FREE artist-led Arts Award support sessions for children (at Quay Arts) – Lift the Lid Arts Club
- FREE moderation of Arts Award portfolios
- FREE certificates for each young person who achieves Arts Award
This would be a saving of around £1000 for a class of 30 pupils*
More general information on Arts Award can be found at: www.artsaward.org.uk
If you would like to sign up as an Arts Award School or Group (for example Brownies, Scouts, youth club, etc), please contact Lift the Lid Project Manager, Sarah Girling to discuss your needs.
Sessions will be led by DBS registered, Arts Award trained artists Ian Whitmore and Hannah George. Other artists will be suggested.
* Figure based on site workshops charged at around £150, artist-led workshops charged at £250, moderation and certificates at Explore level £375 or at Bronze level £690
To help you deliver Arts Award at Explore level, Lift the Lid artist Hannah George has designed a bespoke Isle of Wight focused, Arts Award Explore portfolio template. Teachers and group leaders can use this photocopiable document to help them run Arts Award Explore, and produce portfolios with children.
- Stick pages into a sketch book
- Slip pages into a display book
- Bind the pages together to make a bespoke portfolio
- Add as many pages as you like
Click here to download your Lift the Lid Explore Portfolio.
Click on the images below to see our Arts Award activities linked to sites on the Isle of Wight.
The Classic Boat Museum has a wealth of beautiful yachts in its collection in Cowes, and tells the story of maritime history at East Cowes. Here is an activity sheet supporting Arts Award at the Classic Boat Museum. School information can be found on the website.
This page is being updated so some links are not ready yet. The following links will take you to PDF documents: Lift the Lid on Quay Arts Sue Paraskeva’s Sunburst information and activity sheet Quay Arts: Explore Arts Award activities Quay Arts: Bronze Arts Award activities If you are a teacher and you would like… Continue reading Arts Award – Quay Arts
Here are some ideas for Armistice Day (Remembrance Day) activities linked with Carisbrooke Castle Museum. To book a session at Carisbrooke Castle Museum see the website.
Have you seen the giant creature painted on the side of a building in Ventnor? It was created during the Ventnor Fringe Festival in August 2018 as part of the Lift the Lid project, by a street artist called Phlegm. We’ve created an Arts Award friendly activity sheet to help you find out more about… Continue reading Arts Award – The Ventnor Giant
To help young people achieve Arts Award at Explore or Bronze levels, Quay Arts are offering Lift the Lid Kids Art Club for 8 – 12 year olds. On selected Saturdays, join artists Ian Whitmore or Hannah George for a fun art activity over 2 hours. The session costs £5 per person. You can come… Continue reading Arts Award – Lift the Lid Kids Art Club
The Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum is located in Arreton, and is managed by the Maritime Archaeology Trust. The Centre holds a vast collection of artefacts from shipwrecks off the coast of the Isle of Wight. If you visit the centre, make the most of your visit with follow up activities which are Arts Award… Continue reading Arts Award – Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum
The Archaeology Discovery Centre, Fort Victoria is now offering a range of “hands on history” workshops for schools and groups on their Arts Award journey. Call 761214 or email email@example.com for further information.
Have you visited Brading Roman Villa? If so, here are some activities you can do to support your Arts Award. Brading Roman Villa Explore Arts Award activity sheet This is the child friendly Brading Roman Villa activity sheet If you are a teacher and you would like to book a session, then contact the Villa directly.… Continue reading Arts Award – Brading Roman Villa
Are you looking for activities to support Arts Award during or after a visit to Newport Roman Villa? Here is the activity and advice sheet to support Explore Arts Award at Newport Roman Villa. And here is a child friendly version of the Newport Roman Villa activity sheet.