Did you know we are an Arts Award Supporter?
Are you doing your Arts Award? Swindon Libraries and Information Service is a registered Arts Award Supporter. Arts Award is a national arts qualification inspiring young people to develop creative and leadership skills. We offer a range of opportunities to help those taking part in bronze and silver Arts Awards.
What is the Arts Award?
Aged 11-25? Want to explore your creativity and get a nationally recognised qualification? You can do an Arts Award in any area of the Arts, from fashion to poetry, rapping to dance, photography to film making – so whatever art form you’re interested in, whatever your ability, Arts Award fits you! You’ll end up with a portfolio that shows off your creativity and gives you a recognised national qualification to put on your CV.
You’ll need to:
• Set yourself an arts challenge
• Go to live arts events
• Research arts careers and see how people get started
• Share your arts skills with others
To find out more about the Arts Awards and find Arts Awards Centres near you please visit the Arts Award website
Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England, working with 10 regional Bridge organisations.
If you are already doing your Arts Award, all our libraries can be a resource for research. Some libraries hold events and provide exhibition space.
As a Supporter we offer young people completing their Arts Award:
- access to quality information about artists and arts professionals – we have a great collection of books about art, theatre and dance, as well as access to online reference resources via our 24 hour library.
- a variety of Arts and cultural events to attend
- the opportunity to share skills and lead arts projects by taking part in our Headspace project.
- the chance to share your favourite writers by attending a book group.
- volunteering opportunities for 14+ with the Summer Reading Challenge.
Look out for the following badge on any of our events which are relevant to Arts Award
If you are running/participating in Arts Award and have any ideas for projects or would simply like to find out more about how we can support you, then contact Rhonda at: RDempsie@swindon.gov.uk, Tel: 01793 463795