Arts Award Discover


Do your children enjoy taking part in the arts?
This could be arts and crafts, design, drama, music, spoken words or any creative activity

They could get a special Waltham Forest Arts Award to reward their achievement by recording what they are already doing and taking part in any of the many free events on offer for London Borough of Culture 2019.

To gain a Arts Award Discover ( for age 5 to approx. 11) children need to take part in at least two different arts activities, research a local artist and share what they have done with others. 

Get advice and help at one of our free drop-in Arts Award workshops on the first three Saturday afternoons of the month throughout the borough until the end of September.

Drop in workshops will take place on:

  • First Saturday of the month: One Hoe Street Walthamstow, E17 4SD
  • Second Saturday of the month: South Chingford Library, 265 Chingford Mount Road, Chingford, E4 8LP
  • Third Saturday of the month : Leyton Library Plus High Road Leyton E10 5QH

View the full dates of workshops taking place here 
Your booklet needs to be assessed and completed by Saturday 5 October. This can be done at any of the workshops taking place.

Drop in for different arts and crafts activities each month and get one-to-one help to complete your London Borough of Culture 2019 Discover award from our expert Arts Award advisers. When complete you can apply for a certificate from Trinity College London.

Download your free Waltham Forest Arts Award Discover booklet here.

Completed your Arts Award Discover Booklet? Apply for your  Certificate!

If one of our Arts Award advisers has seen your work and is happy that you have done all you need to, they will give you a ‘completed sticker’. Then you can pay your certificate fee on Eventbrite here.

Get an Arts Award while attending a Waltham Forest Holiday Programme

Children participating in Waltham Forest’s Holiday Activity programmme can register for a Arts Award Discover for £5 via eventbrite and then collect a Waltham Forest Discover Booklet, folder and sticker from holiday activity staff . Remember to save a copy of your Eventbrite receipt.

Bronze Arts Award for Young People age 11-19

This award for young people will be available through the Waltham Forest’s Holiday Activity programmme. Bronze level takes around 40 hours of guided activity and is a national level 1 qualification equivalent to GCSE Grades D-G.  London Borough of Culture Bronze award will be part-funded and only costs £13 for the summer period. Sign-up here.