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arts award at york theatre royal

York Theatre Royal was awarded the status of an Arts Award Good Practice Centre for 2014-15 and a Centre of Excellence in 2013.

To date over 200 young people have achieved their Explore, Bronze, Silver or Gold Arts Award through working with York Theatre Royal and have had access to work placements with directors and designers, one to one interviews with actors, placements as part of the creative team with visiting and in house companies and participating in workshops and productions.

Arts Award offers young people an inspiring arts journey. Each path can take a different direction - from fashion to film-making, from dance to design, from photography to poetry.  Whichever route they choose to follow, young people are always in the driving seat.

Arts Award's unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops their creativity, leadership and communication skills.

Open to anyone aged up to 25, Arts Award embraces all interests and backgrounds. Through working towards an award young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment.

Arts Award motivates and celebrates young people's artistic achievements. Young people can achieve an award through any arts, media or cultural activity, developing knowledge and understanding of their chosen art forms.

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England working with 10 regional Bridge organisations.

For further information on how you can participate in Arts Award at York Theatre Royal please contact Kate Veysey, Youth Theatre Director, artsaward@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Lizzy Whynes, a freelancer and Youth Theatre Practitioner at York Theatre Royal, gained her Silver Arts Award while at university and Gold Award with us. In this video Lizzy explains how Arts Award helped her get a headstart in the arts industry.

Check out this great article about Charlotte our Youth Theatre Practitioner who completed her Gold Arts Award in December: