Introducing Discover at Home

A special version of Arts Award Discover in response to the Coronavirus outbreak

Introducing Arts Award Discover at Home

In these challenging times, the team at Arts Award and Trinity College London are keen to provide support to parents, carers, children and young people to enable them to continue to engage in the arts and culture from home.

What is Discover at Home? 

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. 

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 fantastic way to keep children engaged in the arts and creativity while they are at home. With easy to follow guidance and lots of suggestions for arts, craft and creative activities, 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)! 

 

You do not need to have experience in the arts to deliver Discover at Home, and we have created a comprehensive free resource pack to take you through each step. 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 organisations for inspiration and to help with ideas for creative activities for your children to take part in during this period.

 

In addition to the resources provided here, we are delighted to be working closely with the ten regional  Arts Council Bridge OrganisationsTogether, they have curated regional offers so that children and their families can continue to connect with the arts and culture in their area. We hope that this will also encourage families to visit and support their local arts organisations when this lockdown period is overDetails of the Arts Council 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 for the duration of this period. 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 been quickly adapting their delivery to take into account closures due to coronavirus. We have been working hard to support you to continue to engage with children, young people and their families during this difficult time. 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. They are designed to be a guide for those who are not already linked to an arts organisation or other institution. 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. Our Discover at Home resources have been designed for parents/carers to use with their children aged 11 and under, although children and young people aged 25 and under can engage with Discover at Home.  

 

We are working closely with Arts Council England’s ten regional Bridge Organisations in England. 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. We are keen to signpost to local organisations activities from dedicated pages on the Arts Award and Bridge organisations websites  

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Get local inspiration

Discover at Home in your area

 

In addition to the resources provided here, we are delighted to be working closely with the ten regional Arts Council England Bridge Organisations. Together, they have curated regional offers so that children and their families can continue to connect with the arts and culture in their area. We hope that this will also encourage families to visit and support their local arts organisations when this lockdown period is over. 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.

Families in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are also welcome to complete Discover at Home. 

If you are in Scotland and would like to achieve Discover at Home, or are a Scottish Arts Award centre offering a Discover at Home programme, contact See Think Make 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 

bridge@twmuseums.org.uk 

Website 

We are IVE – Yorkshire and the Humber 

hello@weareIVE.org 

 

Website  

Curious Minds – North West 

info@curiousminds.org.uk 

 

Website 

 


Arts Connect – West Midlands
 

artsconnectwm@wlv.ac.uk 

Website 

The Mighty Creatives – East Midlands 

bridge@themightycreatives.com 

 

Website 

 

A New Direction – London 

info@anewdirection.org.uk 

 

Website 

 

Royal Opera House Bridge – East 

bridge@roh.org.uk 

 

Website 

 


Festival Bridge – East
 


bridge@nnfestival.org.uk 

Website 

Artswork – South East 

info@artswork.org.uk 

 

Website 

 

Real Ideas Organisation – South West 

bridge@realideas.org 

 

Website 

 

 

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