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Museum Arts Awards

If you take part in one of our a project groups, you can can work towards an Arts Award.

This is a qualification that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and leaders, and can be achieved at different levels: Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver. Through the Arts Award, you will connect with the wider arts world by completing creative challenges – these could be in fashion, digital art, pottery, poetry or many other forms. Besides developing your artistic interests, you can gain confidence and project management skills, which are useful for CVs, university and job interviews.

After completing your Arts Award, you will have the opportunity to plan and deliver your own heritage project. Past projects include writing a play about the Women’s Land Army and creating an art installation in the style of a favourite artist.

Emily took part in the Arts Awards and says: “I feel that I learned a lot from speaking to professionals in the field; for example, I gained a valuable insight into how collections are curated. I also was able to learn from other participants. Overall, I have been able to solidify communication skills over Zoom and expand my knowledge in the multifaceted nature of museums through what goes into the Arts Award.”

How to take part

You can work towards your Arts Award by joining one of our activity groups at museums across Norfolk, such as National Saturday Club, Make Yarmouth and Museum Club.

We also have a Museum Arts Awards group specifically dedicated to supporting young people aged 16-25 to achieve this qualification, which runs every Tuesday at 4:00pm – 5:30pm, hosted at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse or via Zoom.

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