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Arts organisations more involved in delivering Arts Award
More arts organisations are participating in the award scheme, which research shows is nurturing soft skills and fostering an ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ in the young people who take it. The proportion of young people taking their Arts Award qualifications inside an arts or cultural organisation has increased by 12% over the past four years, according to a new report about the scheme.
Almost a third of all awards have been taken in arts and cultural settings since 2012 – up from 18% previously. The growth of workplace-based delivery of the awards is put down to the popularity of two newly introduced strands of the scheme, ‘Discover’ and ‘Explore’, which were created to “link different artforms to every life” and allow young people to “experience arts organisations”. The report is available by request here.
Posted by CAN network on 31st October 2016.