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Arts Award

Open to anyone aged 7 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 their chosen art forms.

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England working with 10 regional bridge organisations. Royal Opera House Bridge is part of this network, funded by Arts Council England.

What we do 

Royal Opera House Bridge is a training agency for Discover and Explore, and Bronze and Silver levels, with training dates taking place at High House Production Park in Purfleet.

Our dates for 2014/15 are:

  • Wednesday 16 July 2014, Bronze and Silver
  • Wednesday 24 Sept 2014, Discover and Explore
  • Wednesday 12 November 2014, Bronze and Silver
  • Wednesday 28 January 2015, Discover and Explore
  • Wednesday 18 March 2015, Bronze and Silver

Find out more or book a place.

We also support trained advisers at any stage of their delivery through surgeries, one-to-one visits and our annual advisers conference.

Arts Award Surgery Sessions 2014/15

  • Wednesday 15 October 2014, Mercury Theatre, Colchester. Book now.
  • Wednesday 4 February 2015, Studio One, Hertfordshire. Book now.

For information about Bridge support activity in the region please email

Find out specific information in your setting.

Access Fund

ROH Bridge has an access fund which everyone in our area is entitled to apply for. We are happy to fund visiting artists, trips, materials etc, but we do not like to fund moderation fees or training for advisors.

For more information, click here.

Additional support

ROH Bridge can provide you with a lot of additional support around your Arts Award, in the first instance please email Jen Farrant to arrange a time to have an informal chat about your ideas and plans for Arts Award in your setting.

If you meet Trinity’s criteria of:

1) are unable to attend one of our public support surgeries due to location
2) have had a difficult or unsuccessful moderation
3) are museums or libraries
4) are delivering Arts Award with large groups (approx 50+ for Bronze, Explore and Discover 20+ for Silver and 10+ for Gold)
5) are working with one of Arts Award’s identified targeted groups of young people, these are:
a) looked after children and young people / care leavers
b) young carers / parents
c) young people in the youth justice system
d) homeless young people
e) young people in hospital or suffering long term health problems
f) Gypsy, Roma or traveller young people
g) Young people not in education, employment or training
h) young people with disabilities
i) young people with special educational needs
j) young who live in rural isolation
k) young people who live in an area of economic deprivation

Then you are able to request a one to one 2 hour support visit from Trinity free of charge. To do so please visit here and fill in the support visit form.