Arts Award Directory

Welcome to our online directory. This resource will help you find the great arts and cultural organisations across the North East that all have something amazing to offer your school. You can search using geographical location, subject areas or key stages. These organisations can also help support your pupils achieve Arts Award!

106 Search Results

Shipley Art Gallery

The Shipley Art Gallery is home to the largest collection of contemporary craft outside London, and includes work in a wide variety of media, such as ceramics, wood, metal, and textiles. It also houses objects important to the history of Gateshead.

  • History
  • SMSC
  • HE
  • Further Education
  • English
  • Early Years
  • Drama
  • Design and technology
  • Cross-curricular
  • Art and design
  • SEND
  • Science
  • Out of school
  • Key Stage Two
  • Key Stage Three
  • Key Stage One
  • Key Stage Four
  • Tyne and Wear
  • Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4JB
  • 0191 477 1495
  • Website
  • Email

Skimstone Arts

​Skimstone Arts makes captivating theatre, music, and digital art in collaboration with artists, researchers, and people experiencing increased social vulnerability. It supports the arts practice and leadership skills of young people, and has over eight years’ experience delivering Arts Award.

  • Art and design
  • Cross-curricular
  • Drama
  • Key Stage Four
  • Music
  • Out of school
  • SMSC
  • Tyne and Wear
  • B&D Studios
    3rd Floor, Commercial Union House
    39 Pilgrim Street
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE
  • 0191 260 3432
  • Website
  • Email

The Soundroom

​The Soundroom is a charity whose object is to advance education in music and the arts. A youth scheme in music and related arts is delivered to enable young people to achieve Arts Award.

  • Tyne and Wear
  • Redheugh Studios, Cuthbert Street, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 1PH
  • 0191 477 1116
  • Website
  • Email

South Shields Museum

South Shields Museum and Art Gallery has a fascinating collection of objects and artworks relating to the local area. It has Arts Award Advisers trained from Discover to Silver levels, all of whom can facilitate projects for all ages and abilities.

  • Tyne and Wear
  • Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA
  • 0191 211 5599
  • Website
  • Email

South Tyneside Libraries

South Tyneside Libraries school Arts Award programme focuses on promoting reading, literacy and the love of books.

  • Tyne and Wear
  • Jarrow Library
    Cambrian Street
    Jarrow
    South Tyneside
    NE32 3QN
  • 0191 428 2318
  • Website
  • Email

Stephenson Railway Museum

Stephenson Railway Museum is home to engines and artefacts that tell the story of the North East’s unique railway heritage and the legacy of the great railway pioneers, George and Robert Stephenson.

  • Tyne and Wear
  • Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, NE29 8DX
  • 0191 278 4217
  • Website
  • Email

Sunderland Empire

The Sunderland Empire’s active, forward thinking and creative learning team strives to provide opportunities for children and young people to engage with theatre and performing arts. Its tailored Arts Award programmes cover a wide spectrum of subjects, ages, and learning needs.

  • Tyne and Wear
  • SEND
  • Out of school
  • Music
  • Key Stage Two
  • Key Stage Three
  • Key Stage One
  • Key Stage Four
  • Early Years
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Creative Learning, Sunderland Empire, 4-5 High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX
  • 0191 566 1056
  • Website
  • Email

Sunderland Museums and Heritage Service

Sunderland Museums & Heritage Service delivers a wide variety of arts activities and projects for children and young people based at the inspirational venues, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, and Washington ‘F’ Pit, and in community settings such as schools.

  • SEND
  • Key Stage Four
  • History
  • HE
  • Geography
  • Further Education
  • English
  • Early Years
  • Drama
  • Design and technology
  • Cross-curricular
  • Art and design
  • Science
  • Out of school
  • Music
  • Key Stage Two
  • Key Stage Three
  • Key Stage One
  • Tyne and Wear
  • SMSC
  • c/o Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP
  • 0191 561 2323
  • Website
  • Email

Sunderland Music Hub

Sunderland Music Hub works with schools, providers and stakeholders delivering a high quality music education, a wide ranging music enrichment programme and singing and playing opportunities for all.

  • Tyne and Wear
  • Together for Children
    Hylton Lane
    Sunderland SR5 4BW
  • 0191 561 8824
  • Website
  • Email

Tyne & Wear Archives

Tyne & Wear Archives is the largest archives service in the North East, with 12 miles of shelves holding millions of documents; it offers teachers a goldmine of primary source material covering 500 years of local and national history.

  • Tyne and Wear
  • Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA
  • 0191 277 2174
  • Website
  • Email