Discover at Home

A resource pack full of ideas for remote or home completion of Arts Award Discover

Introducing Arts Award Discover at Home

What started as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic has become a permanent part of the Arts Award offer. Developed to enable families to complete Arts Award Discover remotely, at home or online this resource pack provides ideas for completion and information on how to gain your Arts Award Discover certificates.

What is Discover at Home? 

Discover at Home is a resource pack. If you would like to apply for a Discover certificate you will need to complete the activities with a registered Arts Award centre, but families are welcome to use this resource pack to structure creative activities at home, without the need to achieve a certificate.

Discover at Home is a special version of Arts Award Discover, the first level of Arts Award. Arts Award is a set of awards for children and young people aged 25 and under that gets them involved in and excited about arts and culture and celebrates their creative achievements. This unique qualification is managed by Trinity College London College London in association with Arts Council England in England and is normally available across the UK through schools and centres that offer arts activities.

Discover at Home is aimed at children aged 11 and under.  

Discover at Home is a set of resources from Arts Award and Trinity College London, with expert support provided regionally in England by Arts Council  England’s Bridge Organisations. The resource pack you can download here is designed to enable anyone to support a child or young person through their Discover at Home journey, even if you don’t have any prior knowledge or understanding of Arts Award. However, we always recommend that any Discover programmes are developed and delivered by a trained Arts Award adviser.

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If you have any questions or require any more support please contact us. We hope you enjoy completing Discover at Home, and can’t wait to see your creativity in action – let us know what you do on social media by tagging us @ArtsAward  

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For parents & carers

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Discover at Home enables children to be rewarded for the creative activities they enjoy and supports them to connect with their local museums, theatres and arts activities they like, online or at home, and explore new ones, until it’s possible to visit them again. 


Discover at Home is a great option for parents & carers who may not be arts specialists themselves or are looking for something different to keep children engaged and entertained. They can even gain a certificate (subject to you applying for this via an Arts Award centre)! 


This resource has been designed for parents & carers to use with younger children, aged up to 11, although you can use this with children of any age. We recommend you connect with your local or national Arts Award centres or Supporters for guidance on how to complete your Arts Award Discover.


In addition to the resources provided here, some Arts Council England Bridge Organisations also have support for for families completing Discover at Home. Some have curated regional offers so that children and their families can continue to connect with the arts and culture in their area. Details of the Arts Council England Bridge Organisations can be found below, and we suggest families use their local area as a starting point for any online Discover at Home programme. 


The use of these resources and access to the Discover at Home framework is free. If you would like to apply for the certificate available for completing the level, there is a small cost involved (usually £4 but this may vary). We suggest making contact with your Arts Council Bridge Organisation  in the first instance to explore the options available to you.  


Further support is available from your local Arts Council Bridge Organisation, or you can contact the Arts Award team.


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For Arts Award centres and advisers

Arts Award Discover at Home – advice and guidance for registered Arts Award centres 


Download guidance for  Arts Award centres 

We know that many schools and arts organisations have adapted their delivery to over the past year, and some of this changes may be permanent. To support this we have produced a downloadable resource pack with a generic template log for Arts Award Discover called Discover at Home; guidance for parents, carers and children; as well as ideas for activities to complete for all parts of Discover at Home. Discover at Home is designed to be a light touch, easy to access version of Arts Award Discover to reflect the different way children and their families are currently accessing the arts and culture.  


If you are an existing centre, you will likely have your own programme, logs or suggestions for children and you don’t have to use these resources. We have also created detailed guidance for parents and carers who may not be familiar with Arts Award, or confident with the arts more generally. 


You may want to make contact with your relevant Bridge Organisation if you are planning to, or have delivered a Discover at Home programme during the coronavirus outbreak - or are looking to in the future. We are keen to signpost to local organisations activities from dedicated pages on the Arts Award and Bridge organisations websites  

Download guidance for  Arts Award centres

Local inspiration

Discover at Home in your area


In addition to the resources provided here, we are delighted to be working closely with the Arts Council England Bridge Organisations. Some of them have curated regional offers so that children and their families can continue to connect with the arts and culture in their area, in support of Arts Council England's Lets Create strategy. Details of the Bridge Organisations can be found below, and we suggest families use their local area as a starting point for any Arts Award Discover at Home programme. 

If you are in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and would like to achieve Discover at Home, contact the Arts Award team for additional guidance and support. 

Arts Council Bridge Organisation name and region Contact email address Website to find out more

Culture Bridge North East – North East 


We are IVE – Yorkshire and the Humber 



Curious Minds – North West 




Arts Connect – West Midlands 


The Mighty Creatives – East Midlands 




A New Direction – London 




Royal Opera House Bridge – East 




Festival Bridge – East 


Real Ideas Organisation – South West 






In England, Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England and 10 regional Bridge organisations drive participation.