About Artbox

Artsbox is brilliant for young people to:

  • upload, collect and collate examples of their art work and arts experiences
  • create their Arts Award portfolio online
  • share their arts experiences with their adviser, teacher and friends
  • connect with Arts Award Supporters and gain digital badges

Artsbox helps Arts Award advisers and teachers to:

  • share ideas, feedback and assess work online
  • easily track individual and group progress
  • award digital badges for connecting with Arts Award Supporters
  • make evidence collection for Arts Awards fun

Why not see how other people are using and enjoying Artsbox in our short film?

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Getting started

Watch a brief 'How to' guide or read our written guides here...

Once you are underway with Artsbox, and you are using the free Artsbox App, you might find our top tips handy:

For a more detailed outline of all Artsbox features refer to our Adviser User Guide or our FAQs

What is Arts Award?

If you have enjoyed using Artsbox to record your arts activities and experiences and enjoy getting involved in the arts you may be interested to find out about doing an Arts Award.

Arts Award gives you an opportunity to grow your creative talents, explore the arts and develop your communication and leadership skills... and get yourself a nationally recognised qualification at the same time!

You can do an Arts Award in any area of the arts from fashion to poetry, music to dancing, sculpture to film... the list goes on!

You can be the creator or performer of your own work or develop your skills in essential roles like marketing or stage management.

There are five levels of Arts Award:

Arts Award Discover

  • discover the arts
  • experience artists and their work
  • share your discoveries with others

Arts Award Explore

  • take part in arts activities
  • experience the work of artists and arts organisations
  • create a piece of art work in any art form to show your skills and creativity
  • share with others what you enjoyed and achieved through Parts A, B and C

Arts Award Bronze

  • take part in arts activity
  • review an arts event
  • research the work and life of an artist who inspires you
  • share your skills with others

Arts Award Silver and Gold

  • set yourself arts challenges
  • organise your own projects
  • research arts careers and the arts sector
  • develop your arts leadership skills

What's involved

There are no entry requirements, no time limit for completing the award, and no set rules on how you present your final work. You just need to be aged under 25 and ready to explore new creative experiences!

You can work towards Arts Award in an arts centre, school, college, museum, theatre or youth club - wherever you take part in the arts. You'll need to work with a trained Arts Award adviser who will support you to achieve your award. Check this map to see if your organisation is already delivering Arts Award - or to find a place near you that does. Or get your arts leader or teacher to train to be an Arts Award adviser send them to:


Find out more about the different Arts Award levels here or talk to your adviser to decide what level might suit you best.