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Arts Award

The Spark offers many fantastic opportunities for children and young people to explore the richness and diversity of art and culture. Working with us is an easy way for schools to kick start their engagement with the two Arts Award qualifications for beginners.

Discover and Explore programmes are fun, flexible and self-assessed by your school's Arts Award Adviser, or by one of The Spark's Advisers. The Festival offers a fantastic opportunity for some children to take the first steps with Discover, by seeing a Spark show in their school and writing about it. In addition we offer Arts Award as part of many of the school projects we do, and encourage our Creative Champions to take Bronze, Silver and Gold or eventually train as an Adviser.


We would be interested in supporting schools at any stage of their journey to achieve Artsmark and to provide a broader cultural offer in your school.

The Spark is a registered Arts Award Centre. To find out how we can support your school please email