MLC Nottingham Silver Arts Award Presentation

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Students at MLC Nottingham showcase their Silver Arts Award portfolios to family and friends.

I have been a fan of Arts Award for many years. Student cohorts at MLC Nottingham have successfully completed both bronze and silver awards. I am always surprised and encouraged when I read through the portfolios. The amount of work undertaken together with the passion that young people have for their chosen art is very encouraging.

What is Arts Award?

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications. It supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders. The pathway inspires people to connect with and take part in the wider arts world.

Silver Arts Award

Silver Arts Award is a Level 2 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is designed for ages 14 and above. It is however open to young people aged 11 to 25. In order to achieve a Silver Arts Award, young people collect evidence in an individual arts portfolio of their experiences of:

Arts practice and pathways

  • identifying and planning an arts challenge
  • implementing and reviewing their arts challenge
  • reviewing arts events and sharing their views
  • researching future opportunities and careers in the arts

Arts leadership

  • identifying a leadership role and planning the project’s aims
  • planning the practical issues
  • being an effective arts leader
  • working effectively with others
  • reviewing their project and leadership role

Why should a young person undertake an Arts Award?

MLC Arts Awards help you discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in arts activities and experience arts events. Furthermore, we will help you develop creative and communication skills that are essential for success in 21st century life. MLC Arts Award courses help you explore the work of artists and craftspeople and gain insights into the professional arts world and enable you to gain experience and knowledge to help progress into further education and employment.

Your portfolio will become an important part of your CV and your personal statement.

Find out more

Contact your local MLC to find out more about the Arts Award courses on offer.

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