Towner named Arts Award Good Practice Centre for 2015/16

Posted on 6/10/2015
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We are pleased to be selected as one of 18 organisations across the country to be an Arts Award Good Practice Centre for 2015/2016.

Through the Arts Award scheme, Towner supports young people to grow as artists and arts leaders. Four qualifications are on offer (starting at Entry Level 3 and going up to Level 3) along with an introductory level. At all levels, Arts Award develops creativity, leadership and communication skills.

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.

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.

Good Practice Centres have been chosen from a range of sectors, including schools, youth and community centres and the arts and cultural sector.

Through various activities across the year, the Good Practice Centres will be sharing their practice to inspire others, make connections and advocate for Arts Award.

The 2015-2016 Good Practice Centres are:

  • Brighton and Hove Youth Arts Centre
  • Chingford Foundation School
  • Civic Arts Centre
  • Falinge Park High School
  • Full House Theatre
  • Moorlands Primary School
  • Nonsuch Theatre
  • Orleans House Gallery
  • Queen Elizabeth School
  • South Tyenside Libraries
  • St Joseph’s College
  • Staffordshire Libraries
  • The Core at Corby Cube
  • Victoria Education Centre
  • West Yorkshire Playhouse
  • Woodlands Community College
  • Work in Progress Arts


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