Chance for Rotherham’s youths to gain an art award this Easter

Young people in Rotherham interested in all things arts and creativity are invited to take part in a free three-day programme of creative workshops this Easter holidays, culminating in a nationally recognised Bronze Arts Award.

From Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st April, a group of young people aged between 12-15 will take part in exciting and accessible arts activities learning from professional artists’ workshops at Rotherham Civic Theatre and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

At the end, all attendees will walk away with a Bronze Arts Award, a nationally recognised Level 1 qualification that looks great on CVs and college applications.

Taking part in the award provides attendees with the chance to develop leadership skills, build their confidence, and unleash their creativity. They’ll find out more about various areas of the arts and career roles available, from on-screen, visual, written, and live art.

The initiative is part of Rotherham’s Children’s Capital of Culture pilot programme of activity, which aims to give young people in the borough access to events, skills, qualifications and jobs in the creative and cultural industries.

It is hoped that by the end of the year, 200 young people in Rotherham will achieve the Bronze Arts Award.

Sarah Christie, Programme Manager for Children’s Capital of Culture 2025, said: “This is an opportunity for young people in Rotherham to experience culture for themselves, explore different art forms, and then share what they’ve learned with others. We’re really looking forward to it.”

To take part, applicants must be aged between 12-15 and available to attend all three days, which includes a trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.

A guardian must complete a consent form at the start of the programme and, for young people under 14, a guardian must be available to drop them off at and sign them out of each day of the programme.

To book a free place, visit Bronze Arts Award Rotherham Tickets, Tue 19 Apr 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

For more information about Rotherham becoming the world’s first Children’s Capital of Culture in 2025 and how you can be part of it, visit the website. Or follow the story on social media: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.