Arts Award

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The Garage is an Arts Award Supporter and an Arts Award Training & Support Agency
We can offer opportunities for those working towards an Arts Award and training & support for Arts Award Advisers.

What is Arts Award?
Click here to find out more about Arts Award and how it can inspire and benefit children and young people.

Are you working towards your Arts Award?
Click here to see how getting involved in performances, classes and other creative activities at The Garage can help contribute towards your Arts Award.

Are you an Arts Award Adviser?
Click here to find out about the support and information on offer to help you deliver Arts Award.

If you are an adviser and wish to develop your Arts Award practice then our Support Surgery provides an opportunity for you to explore, develop and have your questions answered by trained consultants for FREE.

Would you like to become an Arts Award adviser and support children and young people through Arts Award?
Click here for further information about training to become an Arts Award adviser and to find out about training dates.

Contact for more information.

  • Arts Award Open Centre



    The Garage is launching a new Arts Award Open Centre, and we are looking to recruit volunteer Arts Award Advisors.

    We are offering free training to experienced youth workers and current Arts Award Advisers who would like to extend their skills into Gold level delivery.  In return, we ask that you commit to a one-year volunteer programme with us (approx. 1hr per fortnight), where you will support young people through the award in bespoke projects to suit your availability, and receive guidance and mentoring from one of our experienced advisers, as well as the option to receive support to set up your organisation as an Arts Award Centre.

    What is 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.

    How does an Open Centre work?

    Young people work towards their awards using Arts Award centres as a base, in addition to working independently. The Garage receives a number of requests from individuals and small groups who would like to undertake the Arts Award.  As an Open Centre, we will collate these requests and ‘match’ young people with a volunteer adviser who can arrange to meet them on a bespoke basis and guide them through the process. 

    Who can be an Arts Award Adviser?

    You must be over 18, hold a current enhanced DBS and have at least 2yrs experience working with young people (or 3yrs part time).  A full person specification is available on request.

    What’s in it for me?

    • Free training accredited by Trinity College London (worth up to £190)
    • Guidance & support in your first year of delivery from an experienced adviser
    • Support to set up your organisation as an Arts Award Centre to broaden your offer to your young people
    • Travel expenses paid

    How do I sign up?

    We have limited spaces available on the training dates below. Please download the person specification here.  To register your interest please email asap:

    • Bronze/Silver training  – Tuesday 4 July 2017, 10am-3pm