Arts Awards

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Accredited, Arts Awards are a nationally recognised qualification and Artspace is a registered National Arts Awards Centre. Our staff are trained advisers mentoring young people aged 11+ to gain awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold level. We now also offer Discover and Explore awards, suitable for younger children. Arts Awards inspire young people to develop their arts and leadership talents; they are creative, valuable and accessible. Our advisers can support individuals who take part in our weekly activities to gain an award, or we can design an Arts Awards programme to suit groups.
To find out more contact Rob Toomer on 01594 825111 or email:

Click here to access the Arts Awards Programme.


Click here to access the Arts Awards website

Marianne Jarratt – Gold Arts Award Showcase

My name is Marianne Jarratt and I am currently a student at Hereford College of Arts.

Throughout the lockdown, I have been working on my Gold Arts Award. Since I have been unable to display my artwork in the Artspace exhibition space, I have instead created a virtual gallery tour to share with you all.

I based my Gold Arts Award on my love of Buddhism and the question ‘Is art mindful?’

This Virtual Exhibition showcases pieces I have created in my journey through this award.

It is lovely to still be able to show my work to you all, even if not in the way that I had hoped. I really hope you enjoy watching this.  Do you think art is mindful?  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you. x