Chichester Festival Theatre’s Learning, Education and Participation department (LEAP) is celebrating the success of 66 children and young people who have completed an Arts Award this year at CFT. The awards ranged from Explore Arts Awards completed during our Holiday Activities, to Bronze or Silver Awards achieved with Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. Former Youth Theatre Apprentice George Bailey completed his Gold Arts Award during his time working in the LEAP department.
Arts Award is a nationwide qualification for young people, administered by Arts Council England and Trinity College London. It supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders, with particular focus on creativity, leadership and communication skills. Open to everyone aged up to 25, Arts Award encourages young people from all backgrounds to work independently, preparing them for further education and employment.