Moving Together’s Arts Award programmes give the opportunity for young people aged 5-25 to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
The awards provide a creative experience looking at dance both practically and theoretically, developing and facilitating young artists, researchers, choreographers and performers.
Moving Together offer the following Arts Award programmes:
Moving To DiscoverThis programme is designed for children aged 5-9 and focuses on taking part in different arts activities, finding out about artists and their work, and sharing arts experiences with others. Participants complete a specially designed Discover log book which is used to keep record of all practical workshops and research being covered during the project. This award provides a real foundation for children’s exploration into the arts, allowing them to widen their understanding of different art forms and to embrace and enjoy these together.
Moving To ExploreThis programme is designed for children aged 9-11 and encourages participants to find out what inspires them about the arts, research about artists and arts organisations, as well as create their own work and present their exploration. Specially designed Explore log books are used to allow children to record all of their findings throughout the project. This project aims to increase young people’s experience and understanding of arts practitioners and cultural organisations, and allows them to embrace new art forms in a practical sense. This award is accredited as an Entry Level 3 QCF qualification and is the perfect stepping stone to the Level 1 qualification Bronze Arts Award.
This programme can be delivered in a variety of settings including Primary Schools on a one and a half hours a week basis over a minimum of 15 weeks.
Moving to BronzeDelivered over a minimum of 40 hours, completion of this programme gives participants aged 11-14 a Level 1 QCF qualification. This project forms the basis of the main three Arts Award levels and focuses on participants enjoying the arts. It has four components encouraging participants to explore the arts practically, explore the arts as an audience member, research into arts heroes and heroines, and to pass on skills to others. Participants are required to complete an individual portfolio which collects together all the information gathered throughout the programme. Bronze Award assesses young people on their art form knowledge and understanding, their creativity, and their communication. The project provides an opportunity to gain further insight into the arts, develop these creative and communication skills, and helps young people to define their creative futures.
Moving to SilverDelivered over a minimum of 60 hours, completion of this programme gives participants aged 14-16 a Level 2 QCF qualification. This project has two main units; arts practice, and arts leadership. Participants have the opportunity during Unit 1 to plan and achieve a personal challenge, appropriate to their ability and understanding in their chosen arts area. Alongside this, they find out more about their chosen art form and how to enjoy it within their community. They explore opportunities to extend their interest in the arts. Unit 2 allows participants to act as a leader within a leadership team to plan and carry out an arts project, or lead regular arts sessions. Their work is supervised, and examples include organising an arts event, running arts clubs and workshops, or working one-to-one to pass on skills. This award requires participants to complete an individual portfolio which collects together all the information gathered throughout the programme. Silver Award assesses young people on their art form knowledge and understanding, their creativity, their ability to plan and review, and their communication.
Moving to GoldDelivered over a minimum of 90 hours, completion of this programme gives participants aged 16+ a Level 3 QCF qualification, along with 35 UCAS points which contribute towards University degree applications. This project has two main units; personal arts development, and arts project leadership. At Gold level, young people are working as young artists. They are able to broaden their own arts activity, and learn how their practice relates to the arts sector as a whole.
During Unit 1 young people develop their preferred art form and gain experience of an art form or genre which is new to them. They produce new work which either integrates or is influenced by the new genre or art form. Young people attend arts events and work with professional artists and arts organisations through training opportunities, volunteering or work placements. Young people investigate an issue within the arts and form a personal view on it.
During Unit 2 young people take individual responsibility for planning, running and reviewing an arts project. They research the needs and interests of people taking part in the project and the likely audience. Young people develop their understanding of what it takes to be an effective leader and are responsible for organisation, promotion and delivery of the project to a public audience, as well as evaluating the project’s success.
This award also requires participants to complete an individual portfolio which collects together all the information gathered throughout the programme. Gold Award assesses young people on their art form knowledge and understanding, their creativity, their ability to plan and review, and their communication.