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Arts Award and BBC Ten Pieces

Arts Award and BBC Ten Pieces are working together to support schools who would like to deliver Arts Award's unique qualifications alongside their Ten Pieces project.

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 through taking challenges. It is offered at five levels: Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold. To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey and are supported by an Arts Award adviser along the way.

How does Ten Pieces link to Arts Award?

Arts Award is a great way to recognise the creativity and engagement of students involved in the Ten Pieces project. Earning an award can give students a great sense of achievement at the end of the process - and is an added opportunity for schools to celebrate. The three Ten Pieces stages - inspiration/exploration/creativity, presentation and performance - can work with all five Arts Award levels, from Discover to Gold. This year you could work towards hosting an assembly at The Biggest Weekend festival and use it as an opportunity to celebrate achievements and give out Arts Award certificates.

Resources to help you

Arts Award have created some resources to help you map your delivery of BBC Ten Pieces to the following levels - Arts Award Discover, Arts Award Explore and Bronze Arts Award.

Tameside Cultural Services have also created a specially designed Ten Pieces Arts Award logbook that children can use to record their evidence for their Arts Award Explore.

For more information on Arts Award and a special Ten Pieces discount, visit the website.