Getting prepared for the closure of Artsbox
BY: Alan Lynch
05 Mar 2018
PLEASE NOTE: The following information relates only to the closure of Artsbox. Artsbox is a digital platform managed by Trinity for the purposes of developing portfolios online. The closure of Artsbox as a resource does not affect any other delivery of Arts Award. Arts Award qualifications continue to be available to all registered Arts Award centres.
We wrote to all of the Artsbox users in September 2017 to advise that we would be closing the Artsbox platform on 31 March 2018. We also requested that all advisers who were working with young people towards their Arts Award using the Artsbox platform have moderated by this date.
Important actions for current Artsbox users:
- Advisers and Artists should NOT start any new Arts Award delivery in Artsbox.
- Any existing Arts Award delivery must be completed and moderated by 31 March 2018 (unless an alternative deadline has been pre-agreed with Trinity).
- Advisers still delivering using Artsbox in agreement with Trinity must upload all media by 31 March 2018.
- All media should be downloaded from the Artsbox platform by 31 March 2018.
Trinity will be unable to support centres using Artsbox if advisers have not informed us of their plans. You will need to find alternative methods to evidence Arts Award work and submit it for moderation. This blog post provides some useful ideas.
Artsbox portfolios and the Artsbox app will not be accessible after 31 March and any requests to download media after this date may be subject to a charge.
Still delivering with Artsbox?
If you have previously completed the Artsbox Planned Delivery Survey that we distributed you do not need to contact the team as they will already have been in contact with you. The Arts Award team will have offered support to you to either meet the 31 March deadline or to identify alternative digital platforms to evidence activity, should your projects likely exceed the set deadline.
Trinity will be in touch with you about the final timescales for downloading media following your moderation.
Help guides are available to support advisers and artists with the downloading of media from the Artsbox platform. Any downloads must be completed by 31 March 2018.
If you do have any further questions related to Arts Award delivery through Artsbox please contact the Arts Award team.
PLEASE NOTE: This information relates only to the closure of Artsbox. Artsbox is a digital platform managed by Trinity for the purposes of developing portfolios online. The closure of Artsbox as a resource does not affect any other delivery of Arts Award. Arts Award qualifications continue to be available to all registered Arts Award centres.
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