Arts Award Local Network Clusters

In 2016/17 AND has supported twelve Arts Award Local Area Networks - enabling Arts Award Advisers, Centres and Supporters to come together, learn from each other and develop new opportunities for young people.

In 2017/18 A New Direction would like to support the creation of up to ten new Local Network Clusters that allow Arts Award Advisers, Centres and Supporters to come together and:

  • Share learning and best practice
  • Make connections and build new partnerships
  • Raise the profile of Arts Award in a specific area
  • Develop approaches to a high-quality cultural education offer for children & young people

A New Direction will offer support up to £3,000 in up to 10 borough clusters for partnerships that can commit to running at least two local area network meetings and work towards outcomes in 2017-18 that bring together a range of partners and individuals involved with Arts Award to work towards shared outcomes.

Eligibility Criteria

Open to Arts Award Advisers, Centres, Supporters and strategic cultural education organisations (such as Local Authorities and Music Education Hubs) able to deliver a minimum of two local sessions. Lead partners must have prior knowledge and experience of delivering Arts Award to apply.

How to apply

Expressions of interest for the programme are now open and will be closing 9am on 26 June 2017.

To apply please download the information document and expression of interest forms below, and return the expression of interest form to

Download the information document

Download the expression of interest form