The Architecture Centre supports Arts Awards
Arts Award is a national scheme initiated by Arts Council England to inspire young people to participate in the arts. The Architecture Centre is an Arts Award Supporter.
Architecture is an art-form that affects everyone’s lives. It can be an interesting Arts Award theme for children and young people to explore. Architecture, urban design, public art, landscape design and interior design all provide opportunities to discover the design process and find out about the work of the creative people who design the places and spaces around us.
How the Architecture Centre can help:
- Download an architect/artist fact finder
- Download an architecture activity
- Free entry to our gallery exhibitions
- Free entry to our events for Arts Award participants
- Participation in our free creative family events
If you are a young person or an Arts Award leader in a school or a youth group, you might use some of the following activities to explore architecture as an Arts Award theme:
- Download our architect/artist fact finder resources (opposite)
- Download our Bristol Opening Doors Treasure Hunt Activity
- Download our Bristol harbourside urban design trail (opposite)
- Visit Archikids – for architecture games, facts and activities
- Play My Sust House – a building game about sustainable houses
- Explore City Creator and create your own city
- Download Sketch Up - free software to design 3D models - Choose the option 'educational use' when downloading
'Using architecture in my Arts Award has been very interesting. I have started noticing architecture everywhere and have found myself talking to people about it. I have decided to present my Arts Award through photography and have created a photo book to show and compare modern and classic architecture'. Izzy, aged 12, Silver Arts Award
The Architecture Centre is a registered Arts Award Centre and we have an Arts Award Advisor trained to deliver Explore, Discover, Bronze and Silver Arts Awards through our specific education projects.
‘Architecture is a unique combination of science and art, but also something that we can all relate to, have experience of, as well as being an essential and very concrete element of all our lives. These qualities make it an engaging focus for creative learning’. Amy Harrison, Learning and Participation Manager