Arts Award Supporter and Libraries

As a library you have a lot of contact with young people, but we understand that you have limited time and budget.

By being an Arts Award Supporter you are showing your supporter for the Arts Award, but you don’t have to do an administration, paperwork or pay for moderation.

What can contribute towards an Arts Award?

Libraries already do a lot of activities that can help a young person achieve their Arts Award.

  • Summer Reading Challenge – responding to books
  • Volunteering – young people helping younger children to read, do craft activities, find books etc. Reading Hack is an excellent way for young people to volunteer in libraries and this contribute towards their Arts Award.
  • Taking part in craft activities
  • Research- helping young people find relevant books and materials for their Arts Award is a valuable service
  • Chatterbooks – reading groups, discussion groups,
  • Storytelling (watching and/or taking part)
  • Meet the author sessions
  • Writing workshops
  • Poetry readings
  • Reading hack – reading inspired activities, volunteer roles and peer advocacy

Why be an Arts Award Supporter?

  • Market your offer – the Supporter map, Arts Award Voice and Artsbox all promote Supporter activities
  • Tweet using #ArtsAwardSupporter and we will retweet to our 10K followers!
  • Advertise upcoming events free of charge on Arts Award Voice
  • Young people can write reviews of your activities on the Voice site – there is a Youth Team who are trained in writing reviews, if you would like this arranged please contact Jen Farrant
  • It’s free!
  • Schools who are Arts Award centres are actively looking for Supporters to work with to provide new experiences for their young people.

If you are responsible for several libraries you don’t have to sign up each one individually, we are able to add these for you via an excel spread sheet – please contact Jen Farrant.

To sign up as a Supporter go to here. If you would like a half hour phone or Skype call to discuss this please do contact Jen Farrant.