Arts Award School and Centre Supporter Offer Opportunity


East of England Online are offering opportunities for Arts Centres, and Schools currently running Arts Award that can also benefit for their students and young people.

Click here for opportunities for young people doing Arts Award.

Opportunities for Arts Centres, and Schools currently running Arts Award:
East of England Online provide opportunities for arts award young people to write for, and develop their writing skills in reviewing arts, media and culture, and to contribute towards any part of any level of Arts Award from Bronze upwards to gain accreditation for the work they do, and to have it published with us within a structured programme.

Our Arts Award Supporter Offer for arts centres, and schools currently running Arts Award:
East of England Online offer an opportunity for schools in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk to have us come in (for a small fee of £50 to cover our time and 58p per mile for travel expenses) to do talks and share information about how a digital media and publishing organisation works. This can provide an opportunity for young people to independently review a film or a local exhibition within arts, media and culture, and we will provide feedback on the style and content of reviews, which will be professionally edited, and we will include you in the editorial process and some work will be published on our website,, or in East of England Online’s stylish consumer arts and entertainment digital magazine.
This activity can contribute towards any part of any level of Arts Award from Bronze upwards.

Please note our offer is available to all arts centres, and schools currently running Arts Award across the 17 counties we cover across the East and South of England, however we will have to liaise via email/phone, and no charge will apply for this.

Schools and centres who take up East of England Online’s Arts Award opportunity will be provided with the following branded material which they will be able to keep:
One T-shirt, and a pen (whilst stocks last).

Arts Award School and Arts Centre requirements;
The school / centre is to assign the brief.
The ability to work independently.
Assemble together all the students / young persons reviews, and submit a batch of well written reviews via email.

Geographical requirements;
Our Arts Award offer is open to schools and centres doing Arts Award in any part of the country if reviewing a film that is available nationally.

When reviewing arts, media and cultural events and exhibitions these will need to be based within the East and South of England, on any of these 17 counties; Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Essex, Surrey and Sussex.

If you would like to take up East of England Online’s Arts Award offer, please email answers to the questions below at:

The name and address of your school / centre where are you doing Arts Award?
Which art forms are you interested in? ie Reviewing a film that is available nationally, or attending a local exhibition within arts, media and culture?
Which level Arts Award are you doing?
Which county are you in?
What do you want to achieve from undertaking our Arts Award offer?
How many students / young people are doing Arts Award?
Do you require us to come in and give a talk? only applicable to the following counties subject to availability, (and a small fee of £50 to cover our time and 58p per mile for travel expenses);
Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk.
Please specify any dates / times so we can check our availability.

Case Study
Joanna Bailey started writing for East of England Online as an Arts Award young person back in 2017 as a Gold Arts Award participant, and is still writing for us today!

Joanna Bailey is an aspiring artist and writer who is naturally inspired by literature, arts, and media, there isn’t a day where she isn’t blogging about an amazing degree show or festival, blockbuster film, or a good read. She has already assisted in some brilliant art events and workshops with Artsmark, ROH, and Icon Theatre – all of which she has reviewed on her Arts Award portfolio.

Joanna has fantastic flair and is very easy and enjoyable to work with, you can can read one of Joanna Baileys online interviews published on our website here and download examples of some of her articles published in our digital magazines below.

SOE365-MAGAZINE-JAN_FEB-2019-ISSUE-10.-.pdf (52 downloads)

SOE365-MAGAZINE-JAN_FEB-2019-ISSUE-10.-2.pdf (48 downloads)

SOE365-MAGAZINE-JAN_FEB-2019-ISSUE-10.-3.pdf (57 downloads)

EOE365-MAGAZINE-NOV_DEC-2018-ISSUE-19-6-1.pdf (59 downloads)

EOE365-MAGAZINE-NOV_DEC-2018-ISSUE-19-5-2.pdf (64 downloads)

EOE365-MAGAZINE-NOV_DEC-2018-ISSUE-19-3-1.pdf (66 downloads)

EOE365-MAGAZINE-NOV_DEC-2018-ISSUE-19-4-2.pdf (58 downloads)

EOE365-MAGAZINE-NOV_DEC-2018-ISSUE-19-5-2.pdf (64 downloads)

EOE365-MAGAZINE-NOV_DEC-2018-ISSUE-19-6-1.pdf (59 downloads)

Joanna Bailey explains below a little about what Arts Award means to her:

Gold Arts Award has offered me an array of possibilities as a young creative — from working with art practitioners to collaborating in local art events. The art practice I developed through Arts Award was photography and I was quickly encouraged to take inspiration from industry professionals. My artist’s eye was desirous of original material and was promptly served with cultural conference outings, local Artsmark exhibition placements, close workshop Royal Opera House Bridge participations, Icon Theatre event production assistance etc.

Meanwhile, I discovered a passion for reviewing films and art shows and was taken like a prolific art-lover by his voguish muse by the beauty and value of digital art. I explored why careers in creative fields are devalued and shared my arguments publicly. Since then, I have been able to experiment between art forms, perform collaboratively with my connections and immerse myself fully in the arts sector, an experience I have to recommend to all young ones. Here’s a link to my page: and my personal blog,

My fervour for writing and art through Arts Award brought me to East Of England Online, where I gained a confident critical self-consciousness as a freelance journalist. I have gained effective art research skills, matured my interviewing ability and found utter joy in creating web copy and conversing with regional artists. I have the responsibility of writing commissioned articles about arts and entertainment and have worked for the company for a little over two years since my earliest article, ‘Is Art as important as academic subjects?’

I have had a lot of feedback and support with my event previews and interviews and have really enjoyed journeying from a wide-eyed amateur reporter with a promising foundation, albeit unversed in the ways of journalism, to an aspiring copywriter with newfound confidence on the page. I definitely owe a lot of my skills and ambition as a writer to East of England Online and I am thankful for the experience.

We welcome your enquiries and look forward to hearing from you! 

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