Eastside Educational Trust was commissioned by Arts Council England in 2005 to launch and establish the Arts Award in London. We were the first Regional Agency for the Arts Award in London (2005-2007) and we are now proud to be an official Arts Award Supporter.
Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification that supports young people aged between 11 - 25 to develop as artists and arts leaders. Administered by Arts Council England and Trinity Guildhall, Arts Award is offered at three levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold. The award is a personal learning programme that develops and assesses both arts-related skills (arts knowledge and understanding) and transferable skills (creativity, communication, planning and review, teamwork and leadership) and leads to qualifications at level 1, 2 and 3 of the National Qualifications Framework.
You can do an Arts Award in any area of the arts from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing, sculpture to film. You can be the creator or performer of your own work, or develop your skills in essential roles like marketing or stage management.
At all levels young people have the opportunity to:
As an Arts Award Supporter, Eastside is well placed to assist young people (and their advisors) to achieve their Arts Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. So, if you would like some help completing part of your Arts Award, or to find exciting opportunities that you can take part in, Eastside may be able to help you...
1. taking part
Eastside run a varied programme of creative arts projects, film-making workshops, local youth groups and summer schools, some of which are open to Arts Award students.
2. enjoying and appreciating
Eastside can enable Arts Award students to visit enjoy and appreciate some of the best entertainment on offer throughout the capital.
3. volunteering or work placements
Eastside run a year-round programme of work placements and volunteering opportunities which are available to young people who have an interest and a passion for the arts.
4. meeting arts professionals
Eastside can arrange for Arts Award students to meet with actors, dancers, musicians, writers, poets, visual artists and film-makers.In addition, we can also arrange meetings with backstage crew, production staff, venue managers and those working professionally within the creative industries.
5. showcasing your work
Eastside's Studio can be used as a public space to exhibit or perform your work.
Bronze - minimum requirement 30 hours adviser support and 15 hours independent learning
Silver - minimum requirement 45 hours adviser support and 15 hours independent learning
Gold - minimum requirement 65 hours adviser support and 25 hours independent learning
For further information about how Eastside can help you please contact us on 020 7033 2380 or for more information about Arts Award check out the Arts Award website.