Spectrum is proud to be an authorised Arts Award Centre and is passionate about the Arts and making the most of creativity.
The Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London, in association with the Arts Council England. Its mission is to inspire young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible and all achieved whilst having fun.
Children can achieve Arts Awards across five levels, consisting of a certificated introductory award and four qualifications. These levels are known as Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver & Gold. We are excited to deliver these engaging programmes whilst working closely with many of those we collaborate with throughout the year. This increases your child’s creative learning and knowledge, working with their passions and imagination whilst helping them to explore and embrace new art forms and technologies.
Within the Arts Award programme, your child will be able to access many different forms of creativity and media forms with us. These are choreography, photography, theatre, music, dance, drawing, literature, arts and crafts, LEGO & Minecraft design, and acting, to name but a few. Your child achieves all of these from the comfort of their own home or when they are out and about with you. We utilise many different theme options along the way. Guidance is provided both visually and in written directions during the programme, allowing you to relay instructions in whichever way works best for them. Our dedicated support team is also available to assist with guidance on tasks and any adaptations that may help different children’s additional needs.
Spectrum is extremely proud to be working on the Arts Award programme with long term partners KD Theatre and their creative team to benefit those we support.
Whatever art form you’re child is interested in, whatever their ability, the Arts Award is a really great fit.
Arts Award Costs & Notes
The cost to take part in our next Arts Award programme is £15 per child (this is non-refundable), and the levels we will be doing are a combined Discover & Explore. The programme will commence in early December 2020 and take us through the Christmas period and into the New Year. This will provide your child with an introductory course and one qualification; both are certificated. The time frame we have put in place should be an extremely comfortable one for your child to complete the required work to meet the qualification.
To take part in the programme, you will need to send their work to us (photos/videos), typically via email and by uploading files over the Internet. This enables us to create a digital portfolio with them, and your child will need access to a Smartphone and Laptop/PC within your family to achieve this. The work is adaptable but must be of their own doing. Access to paper and basic colouring pens or crayons would also be helpful.
Before starting the programme, we will be providing a dedicated overview and Q&A for parents of children with confirmed places.
Our Discover & Explore levels are designed to work with items that most families and children have around them every day in general life without purchasing lots of products. Even if you don’t have a perfect match for what is needed, being adaptable is being creative.
The programme fully appreciates the children’s different levels of abilities we work with and their attention spans. Throughout the duration of their work, our Support team is also available to you to help guide children and adapt areas to meet different disabilities.
After this period of time, further Discover and Explore classes will be available and the higher, more dedicated levels of Bronze, Silver and Gold, enabling children to continue their creative development.
Spectrum Arts Award is accessible for any children we support, and their siblings registered with us.
Spectrum Arts Award Place Requests: December 2020 – March 2021
Please ensure you have completed one of our Membership Forms prior to requesting places on our Arts Award, as a valid Spectrum Membership number is required in the place request process below.