Start your arts adventure!

This introductory award is about taking part in arts activities and experiencing artists and their work.
It’s all about seeing, trying, doing and enjoying new things.

Doing Arts Award Discover means you will:
  • discover the arts all around you
  • take part in arts activities
  • discover artists and their work
  • share your arts discovery
Anyone aged 7-25 can take part. Find out more at

There are lots of ways Culture Street can help you achieve Arts Award Discover.

Here are a few examples:

Example 1
Discover: part A of Arts Award Discover encourages you to take part in different arts activities.
Try out some of the ‘locate and create’ activities to get you started. You could also use them to help identify a range of art forms and how they link to your life.

Jewellery Designer.
Is an interactive activity which will allow you to design and make your own virtual jewellery and then send your design to a friend. You can choose different shape moulds to cast your resin and even see your work worn by a celebrity.
Is an interactive activity which will allow you to make your own comic and send it to your friends. You can create a superhero story.
Example 2
Find Out: part B of Arts Award Discover encourages you to find out about artists and their work.
There are lots of interesting interviews with artists in the stage, books, art and film sections. Remember artists can be actors, singers, designers, authors, illustrators, painters, sculptors and many more! You could begin finding out about artists and their work here.

Jane Ray
Is a children's book illustrator who designed the illustrations for the book, Lost Happy Endings, in which the main character has a run in with a witch. Find out more about her life and work, and then you can see a review of the book by young people.
Mark Benton
Mark is an actor famous for his work on TV and in films. Some of his earliest acting experience came with Middlesbrough Youth Theatre. We caught up with him as he starred in Wind in the Willows at Northern Stage where he played the likeable rogue Mr Toad.
Example 3
Share: part C of Arts Award Discover encourages you to share your arts discovery with others.
Take a look at how other young people have reviewed work they like as a starting point. You need to share all areas that you enjoyed and achieved for Arts Award so it may include a review of artists and their work but will also include other aspects too.

Horrid Henry the Movie reviewed
We sent two reviewers to a screening of Horrid Henry the Movie in 3D. What did they think of the film compared to the books and what was the 3D like? Find out more and watch the trailer for the movie.

One Small Step reviewed

One Small Step tells the entire story of the space race from the launch of Sputnik to Neil Armstrong's famous words with just two actors and junk from an attic....all in about fifty minutes. We sent a group of young people to review the play. Would they like it? Were they impressed by the actors? If you went to see a play what questions would you ask?