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Arts Award at Home

At Culture Coventry we have developed an Arts Award Discover at home programme for children aged 5-11.

What is Arts Award Discover?

Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification for children and young people and is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England. It offers a flexible framework for arts and cultural activities as well as providing motivation and recognition for young peoples’ achievements. More information about Arts Award is online at

The aim of our Arts Award at home programme is that we can:

  • Make learning about art and artists fun, engaging and meaningful.
  • Give you something new to discover and enjoy together as a family.
  • Support you to complete an art based project in your own time, and most importantly at your own pace.
  • Help your children to achieve a nationally recognised qualification from Trinity College London, giving them a real sense of achievement and something that they can take forward with them as they progress through school

Until March 2023, we can cover the costs of moderation and certificates to help bridge the gap of cultural activity for children as a result of COVID-19*.

*Special offer using funding from Department for Education through Arts Council England. Funding Is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Subject to availability and only available when taking part before the end of March 2022.

What does it involve?   

To achieve the Arts Award Discover, there are three parts of the project to complete:

Part A: Children discover the arts around them.

Part B: Children find out about artists and their work.

Part C: Children share their experiences with others.

Download our Guidance for Grown Ups document for ideas and top tips on how to complete each part of the project.

Some preparation you can do with your child before getting started:

  • Talk about museums and galleries you have visited. What did they see? What did they enjoy?
  • Watch the short film for Discover level that introduces the idea that art is all around us. This is available on the Arts Award website here.
  • Download the Arts Award at Home activity booklet and read through this to familiarise yourself with the activities your child will need to complete. Please note, completing these booklets are not compulsory. You can submit evidence of your completed projects in other ways, using sketchbooks, scrapbooks, videos, photographs, etc. This is your child’s project and we love to see unique approaches to Arts Award. What we need to see is evidence that part A, B and C have been completed, and the activity booklet is a simple way to guide you through this and document your work.
  • Get started on your project and once complete, submit it and any other supporting work your child may have created to:

Lisa Ford, Learning and Engagement Manager

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Jordan Well



You can also get in touch directly by emailing for any further questions and support, or to submit work virtually.

After your projects have been submitted, the trained advisers at the museums will assess the work and order your certificates, which will be posted directly to you.

Want to join in?

Please notify us that you are taking part by emailing and we can check in with you from time to time to see how your project is going.

There is no deadline for when the projects need to be completed, but to qualify for free moderation and certificates projects must be completed before March 2022. Following on from this date there is a fee of £7 per child, which will be payable via Paypal to cover our costs.