Arts Award Voice Revisited: a one-stop-shop for young people doing their award

Arts Award Voice Revisited: a one-stop-shop for young people doing their award

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BY: Tom Inniss
02 Nov 2022

Arts Award Voice is the perfect place for young people to find support for their qualification, share their Arts Award work, and discover new interests in the creative sector. In this post we hear from Voice Editor, Tom Inniss about what useful resources and support can be found, including the brand new section on using Voice to build a portfolio.

Arts Award Voice is the place for people taking part in Arts Award to get ideas from artists and other participants, plus step-by-step guidance through their award. It's brought to you by Voice magazine - the platform for young people's views on arts, culture, tech and politics. The Voice team have worked with Trinity College London since 2014 to provide official Arts Award guidance and inspiration for young people aged 11+.

The team have recently refreshed and streamlined the site, so it’s easier for young people (and advisers) to find what you need, and to explore a wealth of examples to illustrate different parts of Arts Award.

Do encourage your Arts Award groups to register on Voice so they can access the Bronze, Silver and Gold hubs, which give a clear breakdown of what each qualification requires. Young people can download prompt sheets to support them through their qualification, as well as see the work of others for inspiration.

There is a brand new section showing young people how to use Voice to build a portfolio. They can do their arts research and post blogs and reviews, then collect their posts into an Arts Award portfolio collection attached to their Voice profile. Users can create posts that are only shared with their adviser or group, rather than appear on the main magazine – great if you have a group of young people who are less confident or vulnerable.

By becoming a Voice member, Arts Award participants will also be joining a community of over 6,000 young people who share a passion for the arts, media and culture. They can read or watch interviews with professionals, pick up creative tips from How-to guides, listen to podcasts, join careers talks and online artist workshops or one of Voice’s arts reviewing teams at festivals across the UK. They’ll find all these opportunities and more in Voicemail, the weekly newsletter that brings the best of the magazine directly to their inbox.

Arts Award Voice has always been the best place for young people to get ideas and share their Arts Award work, and with this refresh, the site offers even more support. So do send your young people to register at

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