This summer we are offering an Arts Award Programme for young people to complete either their Bronze or Silver Arts Award with Wheal Martyn.

Participants will take part in a series of workshop days where they will:

  • get creative and take part in arts activities
  • explore the work of an artist and gain an insight into the professional arts world
  • experience an arts event
  • develop creative and communication skills, working in a team and presenting to others

At the end of Programme, participants will share their creative work in an exhibition or sharing event at Wheal Martyn. 

Delivery of the Programme

Our experienced Education Officer, who is an Arts Award Adviser, will deliver the workshop days. Participants will need to attend all the dates for their chosen level of Arts Award in order to complete the necessary activities. There will be some additional tasks to undertake at home to support the core activities delivered in the workshops.

The dates for the Bronze and Silver Workshop Days are as follows:

  • Thursday 23 June, 10.30-3.00pm: Bronze and Silver Day 1 - Art Activity Day at Wheal Martyn
  • Tuesday 28 June, 10.30-3.00pm: Bronze and Silver Day 2 - Arts Inspiration - Meeting an Artist. Morning at Wheal Martyn then from 12.00-3.00pm in St Austell Market House (own transport required)
  • Thursday 30 June, 10.30-3.00pm: Bronze and Silver Day 3 - Arts Event. Meet at the Eden Project for ‘Seeing the Invisible’
  • Thursday 7 July, 10.30-3.00pm: Silver only - Unit 2 Day 1 at Wheal Martyn
  • Monday 11 July, 10.30-3.00pm: Silver only - Unit 2 Day 2 at Wheal Martyn
  • Wednesday 13 July, 10.30-3.00pm: Bronze and Silver Day 4 - Skills Share at Wheal Martyn


At the end of the course, participants will need to submit a completed Portfolio of Evidence in a digital format. Help and support will be provided throughout the Programme to ensure that appropriate evidence is gathered for the portfolio. Portfolios will then be assessed against the Arts Award Criteria and then sent for moderation. This process can take several months, but once completed, successful participants will receive their award certificate.

Support and Supervision

The Arts Award Programme offers young people the opportunity to build their independence, to work well in small teams with their peers and develop communication skills. During the workshop sessions at Wheal Martyn, parents/carers can leave the young people under the supervision of the Education Officer. However, they will need to make their own arrangements for the lunch break.

Register for a Place

The cost of the Arts Award Programme includes all the workshop sessions and resources, the workshop with the professional artist, entry to the Eden Project and the moderation fee (currently £25 for Bronze, £31 for Silver)

  • £80 per child for Bronze
  • £95 per child for Silver

This programme is now FULL! 

If you would like to register an interest for a future Arts Award Programme, please email [email protected]