Arts Award & Artsmark


Arts Award

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 progressing through the five levels, young people get to:

•    discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in arts activities
•    experience arts events
•    develop creative and communication skills that are essential for success in 21st century life
•    explore the work of artists and craftspeople and gain insights into the professional arts world
•    gain experience and knowledge to help progress into further education and employment

Arts Award’s flexible framework means it can fit around a wide range of arts, cultural and heritage activities and projects, including creative and technical roles. You can map it to your existing activity or use it to kick-start something new. Arts Award delivery happens in curriculum or extra-curricular programmes and enrichment options, museum or heritage projects, weekly clubs or groups, and partnership projects.

QUAD is proud to be an Arts Award Centre. An Arts Award Centre is an organisation responsible for the delivery of Arts Award and support children and young people to prepare their work for moderation. We have several Arts Award Advisors trained at all levels of awards, and many of the activities and workshops that QUAD provides can count towards part or all of an Arts Award.

Find out more about Arts Award:


Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising a school’s commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.

QUAD is proud to be able to support schools and educational settings and inspire young people to experience and participate in great arts and culture, and to create great artwork.
Find out more about Artsmark and how your local Bridge Organisation can support you on your Artsmark journey:

To find out how QUAD can support your students to achieve an Arts Award or support your school’s Artsmark journey, contact our Education Curator -