Sunderland Arts Award

Sunderland is England’s first Arts Award Supporter City!

We know that giving children and young people access to art and creative experiences will have a massive impact on their academic, social and emotional development. Offering Arts Award in school can be an effective way of doing this. We want as many children and young people in Sunderland to have the amazing opportunity to achieve an Arts Award and we have been working together on an exciting and ambitious new approach to doing this – which makes Sunderland the first Arts Award Supporter City.’

The Sunderland Arts Award gives schools the chance to undertake an award at Discover and Explore level across a number of venues. This means that you can enjoy a range of unique experiences offered by Sunderland cultural organisations depending on your needs and interests; making a truly bespoke Arts Award. Alternatively you may wish to undertake your Arts Award with one organisation only; in any event, the information below gives an overview of what each cultural partner can offer for each part of the Arts Award.

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How to plan and book your Sunderland Arts Award
If you aren’t familiar with Arts Award and how it works, check out the website Arts Award
Each Arts Award is split into parts A, B and C (for Discover) plus part D (for Explore). The information below gives an overview of what each of the cultural organisations taking part in the Sunderland Arts Award can deliver for each section. Decide which elements you would like to include and fill in the enquiry form here.