Apply to be an Arts Awards Good Practice Centre

The Arts Award Good Practice Centre programme is entering its fourth year of highlighting the exciting work of Arts Award centres.

630x397.fitandcropWhat are Arts Award Good Practice Centres?

Good Practice Centres inspire existing and potential Arts Award advisers by sharing their practice and being part of the Arts Award support offer. In return, we celebrate their achievements and profile their success. Find out about the current Good Practice Centres

The 2014-2015 Good Practice Centre Programme

Good Practice Centre applications are invited from current Arts Award Centres who can meet all of the essential criteria and at least one of the desirable criteria.

Essential Criteria

  •  a current Arts Award offer and at least one previous successful moderation
  • plans to deliver Arts Award between September 2014 and September 2015
  • plans to expand your Arts Award offer to reach more young people in the coming year, or evidence of doing this within the last year
  • senior management support for your Arts Award offer
  • evidence of the impact Arts Award has on the young people who participate
  • nomination of a lead adviser, secondary contact and a media spokesperson for your centre
  • ability to meet the roles and responsibilities of a Good Practice Centre as laid out in the brief below

Desirable criteria

  • a creative/innovative approach to delivering Arts Award
  • offering progression for young people through different Arts Award levels
  • strong links with the community/other organisations
  • registration as an Arts Award Supporter (most appropriate for arts and cultural organisations)

Good Practice Centre brief

Good Practice Centres will be engaged in a number of activities across the year to share their approaches. They will contribute the following core activities:

  • a case study for use on the Arts Award website and publications
  • production of an adviser support resource for use on the Arts Award website
  • identifying opportunities to promote Arts Award to other settings not yet engaged in the programme. Promotional activities should take place on at least two separate occasions to two separate audiences
  • national press and advocacy work with Trinity and our partners where appropriate (eg providing quotes, taking part in photo-shoots)
  •  an evaluation of the Good Practice Centre programme

A fee will be available for each Good Practice Centre, with payments scheduled throughout the year subject to completed activity.

Further Information


If you would like to apply to be a Good Practice Centre in 2014-2015, please complete the application form by 30 June 2014

Please contact the Arts Award Sector Support Team with any questions: or 0207 820 3383

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