Are you ready for Start Your Arts Award Day? – Curious Minds

Are you ready for Start Your Arts Award Day?

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Hundreds of young people will start their Arts Awards on 1 October which marks the beginning of Arts Award’s 10th birthday celebrations.

Centres across the UK – including schools, arts organisations, libraries, museums and clubs – have committed to run activities that will inspire young people to get going with Arts Award.

Get involved

Start Your Arts Award Day is your chance to begin creative projects, attract new groups and for young people to get going with their awards.

Young people can take our 10-Month Challenge by pledging their commitment to achieving an award by summer 2016 via Arts Award Voice. They can then post their artwork on the Arts Award Voice Facebook page.

For centres, there are profiling opportunities and the chance to celebrate your approach. You can see centres who are already on board on this online map.

Sign up here to be included.

Start Your Arts Award Day also supports BBC Arts Get Creative – a year-long celebration of British arts, culture and creativity – so by getting involved you’ll be backing Get Creative’s aim to boost creativity nationally too.

Support for you

A new resource is available, especially designed for Start Your Arts Award Day, that will support the development of your projects, and provide ideas about how to kick-start your Arts Award activity.
The Start Your Arts Award Day resource offers:

  • Examples of engaging, creative ice-breaker activities you can use to launch your Arts Award projects
  • Ideas for how young people can pledge their commitment to Arts Award and the 10-Month Challenge
  • Tools, activities and resources you can use to promote Arts Award in your centre, or celebrate what you’re already doing
  • A unique 10-Month Challenge adviser timeline planner

Download the Start Your Arts Award Day resource

Or if you already have a project in mind for Start Your Arts Award Day do tell Arts Award about it so they can profile your centre.

Arts Award are Ten!

It’s Arts Awards’ 10th birthday year and they want many more young people to be offered the chance to celebrate their artistic achievements through Arts Award. The aspiration is for 250,000 awards to have been achieved by young people by summer 2016.

Beginning with Start Your Arts Award Day, will you support and encourage young people to achieve an award within the next 10 months?

Pledge your support at artsaward.org.uk/ArtsAward10

Or find out more and sign up for updates including special offers, competitions and young people’s own Arts Award stories.

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