Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.

Through taking part, children and young people get to:

  • discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in arts activities.
     

  • experience arts events.
     

  • develop creative and communication skills.
     

  • explore the work of artists and craftspeople.

Journeys Festival International has developed online resources for parents and carers to support young people through the first two awards, Discover and Explore. Discover is aimed at ages 5 – 9 and Explore is aimed at ages 7 – 11, but all Arts Awards can be completed by young people up to the age of 25.

Using these resources and attaining Arts Award through Journeys Festival International is free, with only the cost of posting any physical logbooks or work required for moderation. 

 

It’s important that children and young people record all of their work so that this can be moderated – work can be recorded in a variety of ways, perhaps they’d like to make a film or take photographs of what they’ve created, or they could draw a picture of themselves taking part in arts activities.

 

If you’re taking photographs or films of your child’s/young person’s work but don’t want to include their faces it’s fine for only the backs of heads or hands to be included!

 

You can download a logbook that children and young people can use to help record their work and top tips to help below. If you would prefer, you can just gather photographic and video evidence separately without completing the booklet itself, although you may find it useful as a reference to ensure that you've covered everything you need.

    

If your child/young person wants to use photographs as evidence it’s helpful if these have some annotation to help identify what’s happening in each photograph. Arts Award is all about your child/young person’s work and their artistic journey, so if there are spelling mistakes etc don’t worry too much!

 

If you need any help with your Arts Award then get in touch by email: admin@artreach.biz

 

George Sfougaras is a Leicester based artist and print maker. His work explores the way people’s lives are affected by history and how national symbols and myths shape identity.

 

Sfougaras was born in Greece to parents who were refugees from Asia Minor and who subsequently came to the UK during the 1970s. These narratives form the cornerstone of his work.  

Maison Foo are a Theatre Company of Sanctuary based in Derby. They create mischievous new theatre that challenges audiences and tickles their imagination.

 

They devise visual theatre that collides the everyday with the surreal drawing on influences from puppetry, clowning and physical theatre. Weaving together strong narrative with visual landscapes to create absurd works that are rooted in social conscience.

Mohammed Yahya is a London based award-winning bilingual rapper. He has performed extensively across Europe, United States, Mexico & Africa sharing his experience as a refugee.

 

Born during the civil war in Mozambique, Mohammed Yahya was forced to flee his country at the age of two and seek political asylum in Lisbon before moving to London a few years after.

 

Children explore and learn about different artforms and take part in an arts activity.

  • Use the films below to help your child/young person take part in an arts activity. 

  • Or come up with your own arts activity, such as storytelling or songwriting!

  • You can find a list of online resources you can use to explore art here.

  • Make sure your child/young person makes a record of their work!

Children find out about an artist and their work and record their learning.

  • Use the films below to help your young person learn about an artist.

  • Or support them to find out about an artist they like, the artist can be from any art form but it’s important they’re an artist and not from another discipline.

  • Make sure what they’ve learnt gets recorded in some format!

Children share their work with others and evidence their sharing.

  • For this section your child/young person must share what they’ve done with someone else

  • This can be with you or with other family members via video call. They could even put together a film they can share with their friends.

  • Make sure your child/young person records what they shared and who with. This can be through film, photographs or a drawing.

 

Explore Arts Award

Explore is aimed at ages 7 – 11 years old

Children take part in more than one arts activity and identify what inspired them about taking part.

  • Use the films to help your child/young person take part in more than one arts activity.

  • Or come up with your own arts activity, such as storytelling or song writing.

  • You can also find a list of online resources you can use to explore art here.

  • Ask your child/young person to think about what inspired them about taking part and record this too.

  • Make sure your child/young person makes a record of their work!

Children find out about an artist and an arts organisation and record their
learning.

  • Use the films to help your child/young person learn about an artist.

  • Or support them to find out about an artist they like, the artist can be from any art form but it’s important they’re an artist and not from another discipline.

  • You can find out more about Journeys Festival International on our website or research another arts organisation.

  • Make sure what they’ve learnt gets recorded in some format!

Beth

Meet Beth from Maison Foo Theatre.

Click here for film.

Children create something that demonstrates art skills.

  • This section can be linked to what your young person has explored in parts A & B but must be a whole, stand-alone piece.

  • You can use any of the films to help create a piece for this section or can create your own piece, such as a new dance routine or a picture of your garden or favourite place where you live.

  • The work must be recorded, so you can either send us the piece itself, or a recording or your young person could draw

  • a picture of their piece being performed.

  • It might be useful for your young person to reflect on and record their process for making the piece too.

Children identify what they have achieved and enjoyed throughout the award and present their work.

  • For this section your child/young person must share what they’ve done with someone else.

  • This can be with you or with other family members via video call. They could even put together a film they can share with their friends.

  • As well as sharing their work they must reflect on what they’ve learnt and achieved through the Award.

  • Make sure your child/young person records what they shared and who with. This can be through film, photographs or a drawing.

 

In order for us to send your child/young person their certificate we’ll need to check they’ve achieved all of the aims for the award, so you’ll need to send us their work.


If their work has all been recorded digitally you can email it to us at admin@artreach.biz
 

Please title the email as ‘Discover Arts Award’ or 'Explore Arts Award' and include the following details:

  • Your child/young person’s name (this is for their certificate).

  • Your address so that we can post the certificate to you.


If their work has been recorded physically you can post it to us at Journeys Festival International, Arts Award, LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE.


Please include the following details:

 

  • Your child/young person’s name (this is for their certificate).

  • Your address so that we can post the certificate to you.

Our offices are closed at the moment and given the current situation with Covid-19, certificate production has been halted for a while, but as soon as we’re able to we’ll pop your certificate in the post.

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