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Arts Award

Arts Award summer season

This autumn, Arts Award continues to explore City Club as we consider art that exists in the public realm. As Milton Keynes celebrates its 50th year, join Arts Award Advisor Sophie Bennett and complete your Discover or Explore Arts Award. Take the opportunity to interview an artist, try out new and exciting art forms and find out about a range of local arts organisations. 

You can also take advantage of our weekly Saturday Studio sessions to participate in intriguing arts activities centred on the theme of City Club. 

Our autumn Arts Award group will run from July until September. The key dates for this season are:


Saturday 7 October / 12-1pm / Introduction to Arts Awards at MK Gallery

Saturday 4 November / 12-1pm / Midway sharing session

Sat 2 December / 12-1pm / Conclusion and celebratory session 

To find out more or register your interest, email



About Arts Award


Arts Award is a fantastic national scheme to help young people and children to feel inspired by and enjoy the arts accredited by Trinity College London. Here at MK Gallery we deliver Arts Awards in quarterly seasons ensuring that each child can complete their award within a three month period. Arts Award gives children the opportunity to discover the arts around them, experience new art forms, learn about artists and gain confidence through sharing their achievements with other children who are doing their award.  

Taking part is simple; attend your choice of our weekly family Saturday Studio workshops and regular holiday sessions led by one of our Associate Artists for a wealth of opportunities to try out varied art forms, explore new materials and test different creative approaches to record in your logbook. Attend your three Arts Award sharing sessions led by your Arts Award Adviser to explore your ideas and share your progression through the Arts Award journey, develop your logbooks in playful and creative ways and work closely with your fellow Arts Awards participants.


On completion of your Arts Award you will receive an accredited certificate from Trinity College London to recognise your achievements. If you have previously done your Discover Arts Award you will also have the opportunity to progress onto Explore.  



Additional information


As part of your MK Gallery Arts Awards package you will receive your Arts Award logbook and three free Saturday Studio workshops (normally £1 per person) which can be attended at any point during your three month Arts Award journey.


Please note that the relevant administrative costs are payable at the first sharing session and places are limited. 



Arts Award



Arts Award Discover

5+ year olds / £15 

Arts Award Explore

7+ year olds / £20


If you wish to work towards your Discover or Explore Arts Award in our autumn season please register your interest by emailing