The Customs House offers Arts Award, a qualification for young people up to 25 years old, as part of all our projects. In 2016/17 we supported 535 young people to achieve the award.
The Arts Award supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. However, the award also helps young people build their confidence and transferable skills. Creativity, communication, leadership and teamwork are all focuses of the award.
The Customs House supports children and young people to achieve the Arts Award at all five levels: Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver, Gold.
We aim to support 200 young people to achieve the award each year, and have exceeded this since 2014.
Pupils from around South Tyneside have achieved the award through our Schools Learning Programme.