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Co-producing great art since 1983
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Co-producing great art since 1983

Arts Award

There are many ways to gain your Arts Award and we can help!

Helix Arts produces projects across all art forms for a range of groups. Our in-house experienced and trained Arts Award advisers can help you to draw up an Arts Award plan and we work with a wide range of arts professionals and organisations to make achieving your award interesting and exciting.

Families, carers, children and young people

Helix Arts produces projects across all art forms for a range of groups. Our friendly in-house advisers can help you to draw up an Arts Award plan, help you find the right level and support you to find artists and groups to work with. Helix works with a wide range of arts professionals and organisations to make achieving your award interesting and exciting.

Are you an artist or youth worker?

Helix Arts are committed to the development of artists. Our advisers can chat to you about Arts Award project ideas or share experiences and approaches we use with Arts Award. We can also work with you to deliver an Arts Award project and help young people achieve Arts Award for your setting (subject to funding). Such as Discover in a day or Bronze in a week! Get in touch.

For more information please contact our team on 0191 241 4931, or see our offer here

To find out about the best award for you, see the Arts Award website.

Arts Award Stories

Gold Star

Katie Appleyard, a youth worker from Northumberland completed her Gold Arts Award with Helix Arts as part of Off the Beat, a digital music project for young people facing challenging circumstances, in partnership with Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project. Off the Beat was funded by Youth Music.

“By doing my Gold Arts Award I have learned to embrace different opportunities and explore the wider arts world. I have also learnt a lot about leadership which I will continue to apply to my job as a youth worker.”

Read more about Katie’s experience of completing Arts Award with Helix Arts as part of Off the Beat here

Helix Arts at MozFest 2017

MozFest is the world’s leading festival for the open internet movement. Helix Arts delivered sessions in 2016 and 2017 using music, stop motion animation and live streaming to share workshop sessions with an audience at the festival and online.

Sofie Scholton, Creative Production Assistant at Helix Arts shares her experience at Mozfest in October 2017.

“I was given the opportunity to produce both sessions, in collaboration with Helix Arts youth music project, Off the Beat. I enjoyed the challenge and I am pleased I was able to keep the sessions meaningful, whilst also providing space for openness, flexibility and creativity… it was interesting to see the backstage workings of a festival of this scale, and learn about the ways in which Mozilla use principles of open working in both the planning, and ethos of the festival. Finally, I learnt lots from attending a variety of other sessions on topics such as safety online, digital colonialism and feminist coders. This project as provided me with more experience, knowledge and confidence in project planning and session facilitation, which I hope to use in future projects.”

MozFest offers all kinds of people the opportunity to build their skills, confidence and motivation and I want Helix Arts to be part of that .” Catherine Hearne, Chief Executive, Helix Arts

“I enjoyed learning about current thinking and research within the tech and digital industries, and the ways that people of all ages are using technology, being creative with it, experimenting and collaborating.” Sheryl Jenkins, Animator and Educator

Want my job? Sheryl and Katie inspire others to get involved in the arts and digital tech here

Katie Appleyard - Gold Arts Award

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