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. Discover at Home is aimed at children aged 11 and under.
Discover at Home enables children to be rewarded for the creative activities they enjoy. It supports children to connect with local museums, theatres and arts activities they enjoy and explore new ones, online or at home, until it’s possible to visit or engage with them again.
With easy to follow guidance and lots of suggestions for arts, craft and creative activities, Discover at Home is for parents & carers who may not be arts specialists themselves and are looking for something different to keep children engaged and entertained. They can even gain a certificate!
Participate Contemporary Art Space is an Arts Award Centre in Shrewsbury, which is working with Arts Connect, a Bridge Organisation for Arts Award, to provide all the information you need to do Discover at Home, with a focus on using art activities offered by local artists and art organisations.
You will have until September (date TBC) to complete your award, when Trinity will be issuing the official Discover certificates. (We can arrange for an interim certificate if you finish early and can’t wait…)
Follow the links for a guide for parents, another for children and a logbook template that you can print at home. You are welcome to use the Logbook template provided by adding to it digitally, using it as a guide for creating your own or printing it out.
Discover and Explore Arts Award Adviser, Jancis Vaughan, is available for help with completing your Award, and to assess your portfolio for certification. You can contact her via this email address:
You can also find a guide to submission, which covers how to send in your evidence, GDPR and permissions, which file-sharing platform to use, etc.
There are three videos to get you started, and links to online art activities and local art organisations. Jancis has made a Treasure Hunt video to get you started:
The cost of the Discover Award is £30, which covers the Adviser guidance and assessment time. The certificate is provided free by Arts Connect.
To register and pay, click the link below to our PayPal donate button, 1. Enter the amount 2. Make sure you type Discover in the Add Note box 3. Tick to include your email address. Please click our PayPal donate button: here
Submitting evidence for Discover At Home
For young people aged under 14, you as parents & carers must submit evidence on their behalf, with a covering email.
We can accept digital evidence via our email address: email@example.com
Anything bigger than 20MB such as images or video should be transferred to this email address via https://wetransfer.com.
If photo evidence is included, please do not include any identifiable children unless you can also give your explicit permission to share these images with us. Focus on the work rather than the child in the photos or videos.
Full details of how to submit are here:
Please get in touch if you need help: firstname.lastname@example.org