The Royal Pavilion and Museums is an Arts Award Supporter

Summer workshop at the Booth Museum
Summer workshop at the Booth Museum

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

Photography for Gold Arts Award
Photography for Gold 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. 

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.

Review your visit and share it. For example, you could post it on our Young People’s Facebook page or offer it as a guest post on our blog

Use one of our downloadable Royal Pavilion & Museums worksheets to help with your review

Check the Arts Award website for more tips on how to write a review

Follow @brightonmuseums on Twitter or one of our other social media channels

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:

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:

You can read about more Arts Award success stories on our blog

More information

If you would like to speak to someone about how we can help support an Arts Award, please contact Sarah Pain from our Youth Engagement Team.

Telephone: 07833 483245




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