Introducing Arts Award Discover at Home

What is Discover at Home? 


Discover at Home is a special version of Arts Award Discover, the first level of Arts Award. Arts Award is a set of awards for children and young people aged 25 and under that gets them involved in and excited about arts and culture and celebrates their creative achievements. This unique qualification is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England in England and is normally available across the UK through schools and centres that offer arts activities. Discover at Home is aimed at children aged 11 and under.  

As the world is facing unprecedented challenges, with many of the usual routes to Arts Award are not currently available, we are delighted to introduce Discover at Home which will be available throughout the current period.



Discover at Home enables children to be rewarded for the creative activities they enjoy and supports them to connect with their local museums, theatres and arts activities they like, online or at home, and explore new ones, until it’s possible to visit them again. Arts Award Discover can also be completed in more normal times, usually in partnership with school or a local arts organisation.  


Discover at Home is a fantastic way to keep children engaged in the arts and creativity while they are at home. With easy to follow guidance and lots of suggestions for arts, craft and creative activities, Discover at Home is a great option for parents & carers who may not be arts specialists themselves or are looking for something different to keep children engaged and entertained. They can even gain a certificate! 

Discover at Home is a set of resources from Arts Award and Trinity College London, with expert support provided regionally in England by Arts Council  England’s Bridge Organisations. Our free downloadable resource pack is designed to enable anyone to support a child or young person through their Discover at Home journey, even if you don’t have any prior knowledge or understanding of Arts Award.


We have provided detailed guidance for parents & carers looking to complete Discover at Home, along with suggestions of online activities and resources to complete. We have also provided guidance for Arts Award centres who may be looking to deliver Arts Award Discover in this way.


In addition to the resources provided here, we are delighted to be working closely with the ten regional Arts Council England Bridge Organisations. Together, they have curated regional offers so that children and their families can continue to connect with the arts and culture in their area. We hope that this will also encourage families to visit and support their local arts organisations when this lockdown period is over. Details of the Arts Council England Bridge Organisations can be found below, and we suggest families use their local area as a starting point for any Discover at Home activity. Families in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are also welcome to complete Discover at Home. 


If you have any questions or require any more support please contact us. We hope you enjoy completing Discover at Home, and can’t wait to see your creativity in action – let us know what you do on social media by tagging us @ArtsAward


Arts Council England Bridge Organisations

Arts Council Bridge Organisation name and region Contact email address Website to find out more

Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums (Culture Bridge North East) – North East 


We are IVE – Yorkshire and the Humber 



Curious Minds – North West 




Arts Connect – West Midlands 


The Mighty Creatives – East Midlands 




A New Direction – London 




Royal Opera House Bridge – East 




Festival Bridge – East 


Real Ideas Organisation – South West 






In England, Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England and 10 regional Bridge organisations drive participation.