Glyndebourne is offering young people the opportunity to attain an Arts Award from home. Arts Award is a national qualification, accredited by Trinity College London, which inspires young people aged 11-25 to grow their arts and leadership experience.
A longstanding Arts Award supporter, in normal times Glyndebourne provides opportunities for participants to complete their portfolios by giving them experience in everything from performing to rehearsing, meeting and interviewing people working in the arts, and attending and reviewing performances. Now it has launched Arts Award at Home to enable young people to attain the qualification from home instead.
The initiative is another way in which Glyndebourne is taking its efforts to share the transformative power of opera online, at a time of social distancing. Its first ever digital festival, Glyndebourne Open House, will bring the world famous Glyndebourne Festival experience direct to people’s homes this summer and launches on Sunday 24 May.
“Glyndebourne is more committed than ever to helping young people engage with opera and the arts,” says Chris Stones, Acting Head of Education at Glyndebourne. “But, the times in which we live mean we have to find new ways to create, learn and keep in contact with each other. It can be hard to make sense of what we are all living through, as well as find ways to give shape and purpose to so much time alone away from school or college. We hope that our Arts Award at Home initiative can offer young people a fun and useful way to spend time during the school closures.’
Recognised internationally as one of the great opera houses; Glyndebourne‘s reputation stems from a passion for artistic excellence – encapsulated in founder John Christie’s insistence on doing ‘not the best we can do but the best that can be done anywhere’.
Glyndebourne is offering the following resources to anyone interested in gaining an Arts Award in the coming weeks and months:
Support from an Arts Award advisor – group video calls throughout the process to help you stay on track and keep inspired.
Access to a wealth of online resources based on Glyndebourne productions and artists