Get creative at home
We would like to invite our local community to get creative at home!
We are running a virtual programme of Arts Award Discover for children and young people in Eastleigh Borough.
Arts Award Discover is a Trinity College London qualification designed for ages 5 to 25 to explore the arts – it’s about trying things out, learning about creative people and sharing their findings with someone else. It’s really straightforward to do, whether you have experience in the arts or have decided to do something different at home!
What is an Arts Award Discover?
To achieve an Arts Award Discover, children and young people collect evidence of their experiences doing the following:
- Taking part in arts activities
- Researching artists or craftspeople and their work
- Sharing their arts discoveries
Who can participate
Arts Discover at Home is for children and young people aged 5 to 25.
As an Eastleigh Borough Council organisation we are especially keen to support children and young people in our home Borough, and our priority for sharing and submitting work will focus on Eastleigh Borough residents. However, we would encourage any young people to complete the project at home and we are sure that arts organisations in other areas would also be thrilled to share and submit work too!
Begin by downloading our What’s It all about Guide (PDF) which explains how to do each section of the Arts Award Discover.
Once you have decided what you are going to do for each section, download either the Printable Activity Sheets (PDF) or if you don't have a printer or don't want to use one, download the Mobile Only Guide (PDF). This will help you document the activities that you plan to do.
Now have fun completing Parts A, B and C of your Arts Award Discover At Home, documenting as you go!
Hints and tips for your Arts Award Discover:
What happens next?
Once you have a finished portfolio you can choose to share it with us and submit it for an official Trinity College London certificate. We’ve created a handy guide you can download to Share It! and Submit It! (PDF)
Your Arts Award Discover can be submitted to the Arts Award Centre (The Point, Eastleigh) for an official Trinity College London certificate at a cost of £5 per person. Find out how to do this by reading the Submit It! information.
Can you help?
Our gap year assistant, Caitlin, is currently undertaking her Gold Arts Award with us and in this video asks those at home to follow her guide to create a ‘lockdown flower’ which can then feature as scenery in her short puppetry film.
Please send your photographed flower by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 23rd June.
Caitlin's film will explore the impact of life during lockdown for young people through working with members of our youth theatre to gain their perspective. Take a look to find out how you can be a part of it by creating a flower and watch this space for her completed film!