The Great Big Art Exhibition – Take part in the largest exhibition ever staged!

While the doors to our art galleries and museums are shut, let’s use our front windows, balconies, gardens and roofs to celebrate the creativity and resolve of the nation, as we continue through the COVID crisis.

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Arts Award

Arts Award is a great way for children and young people to discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in arts activities and events at Firstsite.

Arts Award is open to 5-25 year olds who are interested in developing creativity skills and exploring the work of artists whilst gaining knowledge and experience of the arts world.

There are 5 levels of Arts Award for different abilities and ages. Visit the Arts Award website for more details.

Visit Firstsite and gain your Arts Award by taking part in an art activity, exploring the exhibitions and sharing what you have learnt. Use the worksheets in the gallery to discover the exhibitions.

Many of our courses, clubs and classes allow you to complete an arts award at various levels:

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Please contact to discover more.

If you are a school or college and wish to complete an arts award with your group, please contact to discuss how we can support you.

Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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