Arts Award

We are a registered Arts Award Supporter and have a range of activities and opportunities to help young people complete the Arts Award at Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver level. We work with young people aged between 5 – 24 years within education sectors and young people who work with us independently. BOM has a community of Fellows (artists, technologists, scientists, researchers and producers) who produce projects and partnerships that are at the cutting edge of performance, research, technology and more.

Our gallery is open to the public Wednesday to Saturday 12-5pm during exhibitions and it is free to visit.


We support parts A, B, C through our Family events, School’s Projects, Summer Camp group and to children who are home schooled.

  • Part A: Discover – Young people will be able to take part in practical activities such as our weekly Saturday family sessions where activities will be linked to the current artistic exhibition.
  • Part B: Find Out – Young people will be able to find out about artists and their work through talks/ demonstrations by our ‘Fellows’ and artists in residence.
  • Part C: Share – Young people will be able to share their work with us through a ‘celebrations’ display of children’s work after Saturday sessions.


We support parts A, B, C, D through our established partnerships with School’s Projects.

  • Part A: Inspire – Students will be able to take part in practical activities such as termly projects in schools.
  • Part B: Explore – Students will be able to explore the work of artists and arts organisations through Artists leading in schools projects explaining their work, skills and practice in context with the young people’s project
  • Part C: Create – Students will be able to create a piece of work through creating their own art/ technology/ science piece using skills learnt during the project.
  • Part D: Present – Students will be able to present what they enjoyed, achieved and are most proud of from their Explore work by presenting their creations to peers and artist, identifying through their work which skills they have achieved and what they are most proud of in terms of personal achievements.


We can support Parts A, B, C, D through our Summer Camp and to children who are home schooled.

  • Part A: Explore the arts as a participant – Summer Camp is run annually and attended by 20 children. Digital and craft activities are based around the summer exhibitions.
  • Part B: Explore the arts as an audience member – With some guidance, Summer Camp children look at exhibition concepts and create a bank of ideas about their views on the concept, art work, creativity, content, make links with similar work they know and share thoughts.
  • Part C: Arts Inspirations – Summer Camp children have the opportunity to research artist/ craftspeople/ arts practitioners through research about artists, emailing key questions to the artists about their work, observing/working with them during artist in residency.
  • Part D: Arts skill share – passing on art skills to others – Summer Camp children share their arts skills/ knowledge through TikTok, Zoom and in person with other Summer Camp and Coder Dojo children.


We can support Unit 1 Part C through our Summer Camp and to children who are home schooled.

  • Part C – Review arts events – Summer Camp children will be able to review our exhibitions with the assistance of a guide where required.

For more info contact Chloe to discuss how we can support you with your Arts Award.