Arts Award

Arts Council Collection: Arts Award

Arts Award is a national scheme initiated by Arts Council England to inspire young people to take part in and enjoy the arts. 

Through Arts Award's five levels, children and young people aged up to 25 can explore any art form including performing arts, visual arts and literature. The award builds confidence, helps young people to enjoy cultural activities and prepares them for further education or employment.

If you are an educator and would like to find out more about working with the Collection, please contact our Learning Manager, Natalie Walton:




The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With more than 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyond. This website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.