Supporting Arts Award students and centres

At Upstart we love Arts Award for young people and believe that using it’s framework to accredit and develop rich arts experiences for young people is a way to build their cultural capital and employability skills.

Our team has worked with the Arts Award programme since its inception and we currently manage the online support for young people through Arts Award on Voice.

Our offer for Arts Award centres is that we can:

  • help you to embed Arts Award into your projects
  • co-create resources for your young people to use
  • act as the remote Arts Award adviser for students progressing to Gold level
  • help you develop young people as arts ambassadors and ‘peer advisers’ – getting more people involved and supporting younger students.

Contact us today for our support on [email protected]

Find out more about Arts Award at:

Are you Artsmark accredited or looking to be?

As an Artsmark Partner, we want to support organisations applying for or maintaining Artsmark status. We can work with you to help embed and promote cultural careers and train your staff to ensure young people’s voice is embedded in the development of cultural programmes.

Have Your Say is a short video we produced showing how Artsmark schools are supporting youth voice

Find out more about Artsmark at:

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And remember: When you commission us, not only do we work really effectively but any surplus we generate from the projects will go towards helping us meet our charitable objectives, meaning you’re also helping us to engage young people and support their creative development.