Arts Award supports children young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. It deepens engagement with arts and culture, develops both creative and leadership skills, and importantly the Arts Award leads to a national qualification.
Through the five different levels of Arts Award, children and young people aged up to 25 can explore any art form. The award builds confidence, helps young people engage and enjoy cultural activities and prepares them for further education and employment. The Forge are a moderation centre and Arts award supporter and can work with schools to devise projects that will support Arts award.