Now we’re all at home for a little while, the Octagon have put together a brand new booklet so you can discover more about the arts, all from inside your house! 

What is a Discover Arts Award? 

Arts Awards are nationally recognized qualifications for young people that develop arts and leadership skills. Discover is the first level of Arts Award.

Our Discover Arts Award offer includes an activity booklet to complete at home and three live Zoom sessions with our Creative Engagement Manager to support your learning and share work with other children.

Once you’ve completed the award, you’ll receive a certificate in the post.

Who can take part?

Our Discover Arts Award is designed for children age 7-11.

How do I take part?

Email to register your interest. The next Discover Arts Award session is on Mon 15 June at 1pm. This will be an interactive and fun session where you can meet with other young people (virtually) and get started on your Arts Award!

How much does it cost?

The cost of taking part is £5. This is to cover the costs of certificates and postage.


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