Our Arts Award Offer
Our work with young people takes place in schools and colleges, in the community and in our own workshop and training programme which incorporates City Eye Film School and the Youth Film Festival Team. We work in digital film to support the development of technical and life skills. Often our alumni go on to study film at college and university and develop careers in the industry. For some, however, a career in the film or wider creative industires is not an aspiration but we know that the filmmaking process provides invaluable opportunity to support young people to grow in confidence, to develop communication, interpersonal and team-working skills.
Above all else, however, we believe that children and young people achieve and grow best through positive creative experiences - that involve self-expression, pride in their endeavours, oh and as much fun as we can squeeze in!
City Eye has supported young people in achieving Arts Award in a range of settings and we currently offer groups and individuals the opportunity to work towards Discover or Explore, Bronze or Silver Arts Awards.
What is the Arts Award?
Arts Award supports young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills, and to achieve a national qualification.
Through Arts Award at five levels, children and young people aged 7-25 can explore any art forms including performing arts, visual arts, literature, media and multimedia. The award builds confidence, helps young people to enjoy cultural activities, and prepares them for further education or employment.
Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England, working with 10 regional Bridge organisations.
Arts Award Supporter Offer
We believe that film offers immense scope for learning and can reveal new perspectives on the world, and ourselves. Our education programme embeds core parts of the Arts Award within our work by providing opportunities in which young people can:
• Take part in the arts – participating in practical workshops led by professional filmmakers. We offer bespoke workshops tailored for your group and activities that young people can take part in during the holidays.
• Be the audience – attend film screenings and engage in a range of activity to support interpretation and understanding of the work viewed.
• Arts inspiration – learn about people who make and star in films through discussion and presentations alongside the film-watching experience
• Share a skill – sharing new skills they have learned as part of a workshop within an extended plenary or through their own film work
• Form a view – opportunities for young people to present and/or communicate their view about an arts/cultural issue as part of a discussion workshop.
• Arts Leadership – we provide bespoke opportunities for young people to develop their leadership and project management skills through a range of projects and activities including the Southampton Film Week Youth Film Festival project, work shadowing days and careers talks/days.
In addition we can further support and enhance your Arts Award work by offering:
Discover in a Day – these one-day workshops can either provide young people with their first introduction to Arts Award and/or enhance their portfolio work on other levels (for e.g, Explore, Bronze and Silver).
By developing a relationship with the Gallery, through these supporter offers we can become a key partner in your Artsmark application.
If you would like to find out more about how our Arts Award Supporter offer can help you