Many of our programmes and services contribute to you gaining an Arts Award

The Arts Awards scheme is a little like the Duke of Edinburgh Awards for the arts. It supports anyone aged up to 25 to develop as an artist and arts leader, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world.

Young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. They create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey. Along the way they are supported by an Arts Award adviser, who acts as an assessor, facilitator and mentor.

Young people work towards an Arts Awards at five different levels. With support you will:

discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in music
develop creativity and leadership skills
learn new skills and share them with others
get to work with or experience working with professional musicians
gain experience and knowledge to progress into further education and employment

Apply online at

Cambridgeshire Music and Arts Award

Many of our activities contribute to Arts Award Discover, Explore or Bronze. See individual pages for how our services can help you achieve Arts Award.

How to apply