The Royal Pavilion and Museums is an Arts Award Supporter
Arts Award is a national qualification that inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible. It encourages children and young people to be inspired by museums, encouraging their enjoyment.
An Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, with four accredited qualifications and an introductory award. Young people, ages 7-25, have to take part in the arts and develop their arts practice. They must visit arts events and share their views; research and work alongside artists and other creative professionals; and share their own art skills via leadership. It covers the full range of art forms through a variety of cultural experiences.
How we can support an Arts Award
If you are working towards your Arts Award (at any level) there are lots of ways you can collect evidence and experiences at any of our five museums.
Before you visit please check opening times and prices. If you are a resident of Brighton & Hove you can get free or discounted entry, so bring proof of address or a student card.
1.Take part in the arts:
Complete one, or more, of our downloadable Bronze Part A art activity worksheets.
- Exploring the Arts as a participant at the Booth Museum – Bronze Part A [PDF]
- Exploring the Arts as a Participant at Brighton Museum – Bronze Part A [PDF]
- Exploring the Arts as a Participant at Hove Museum – Bronze Part A [PDF]
- Exploring the Arts as a Participant at Preston Manor – Bronze Part A [PDF]
- Exploring the Arts as a Participant at the Royal Pavilion – Bronze Part A [PDF]
- Exploring the Arts Description and Review – Bronze Part A [PDF]
Complete one, or more, of the two downloadable Discover and Explore ‘Adventures into Art’ worksheets for Hove Museum. (See our Arts Award Resources page for accompanying Teacher’s Notes.)
Join the ‘Museum Collective’ a group for young people aged 14-25 who regularly meet in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.
Attend one of our events or workshops
Check out the young people’s page on our website
2. Be an audience member
Visit the permanent displays or temporary exhibitions at one of our museums. Record your visits with notes, photos and pick up a museum leaflet.
Use one of our downloadable Royal Pavilion & Museums worksheets to help with your review
- Exploring the Arts as Audience Member – Bronze Part B [PDF]
- Visiting and Reviewing Arts Events – Silver Gold [PDF]
Check the Arts Award website for more tips on how to write a review
3. Explore the work of other artists and creative professionals
Visit one of our five sites to see permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Entry is free to many of our venues. Pick up programmes or buy postcards or catalogues.
Contact us to find out more about a particular artist.
Use one of our downloadable worksheets to help with your research:
- Arts Inspiration – Bronze Part C [PDF]
- Arts Practitioners linked to Royal Pavilion & Museums – Bronze Silver Gold [PDF]
- Researching Arts Practitioners – Silver Gold [PDF]
Attend one of our artist events or talks.
Ask about volunteering with us.
Browse and search our online collections.
Past Arts Award work
Many young people have supported their Arts Award while helping us produce displays and exhibitions. Previous examples include:
- World Stories: Young Voices, a permanent gallery in Brighton Museum
- War Stories, a temporary exhibition marking the centenary of WW1
- Remix the Museum, a display of animations for Brighton Digital Festival 2014
If you would like to speak to someone about how we can help support an Arts Award, please contact our Youth Engagement Officer, Hazel Welch
Telephone: 01273 292854
- Visit the Arts Award website
- View our Arts Award supporter offer
- Learn more about the Museum Collective
- Read stories about the Arts Award on our blog