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Arts Award

Come and be inspired by our collections – from Arts and Crafts furniture to North Devon Pottery, oil paintings of North Devon, WW1 sweetheart cushions, and even prehistoric elephant tusks. We can help you attain your Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Award, or you can visit our exhibitions to help form your Arts Award portfolio.

What is Arts Award?

This unique qualification provided by Trinity College London and Arts Council England supports 11-25 year olds to develop their artistic and leadership skills through a range of experiences and challenges, deepening their understanding of the wider arts world. Young people can be absolute beginners or skilled in an art form and awards can be attained working in any art discipline including fashion, film, digital art, pottery and poetry. Click on the awards below for further information.

Gold Award

Silver Award

Bronze Award

Why apply?

Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification offering young people the opportunity to embrace new art forms with the support of cultural organisations. As a certified Arts Award centre the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon can offer support to undertake Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards (Gold has 16 points on the UCAS tariff). Young people are invited to use the museum collections including fine art, North Devon pottery and arts and crafts furniture to inspire study and attain their award.

What you need to do

Visit the Arts Award website for more information. Contact the museum for an informal chat and to discuss availability.

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