BCMG is an Arts Award Centre and Supporter Organisation. Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.

Offered at five different levels, young people get to:

  • discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in any art form
  • develop their creativity and leadership skills
  • learn new skills and share them with others
  • get to work with or experience working with creative arts professionals
  • gain experience and knowledge to progress into further education and employment

As an Arts Award Centre, we offers a number of opportunities for young people to achieve their Arts Award. Young people attending Music Maze can work towards Arts Award Explore by participating in 3 or more workshops and young people attending Zigzag Ensemble are invited to work towards Arts Award Bronze. BCMG staff and workshops leaders are trained to help guide young people towards achieving their Arts Awards. Please note, attendance at BCMG workshops alone is not a guarantee of achieving the award and there is a cost involved in completing the award.

As part of our work in schools, we offer children the opportunity to complete an Arts Award through projects. For more information please contact Naomi Wellings, Learning Co-ordinator via email or on 0121 616 2616.

BCMG offers a range of opportunities for young people to listen, create and interact with music in a safe and welcoming environment. As a Supporter organisation, we have activities and opportunities to help you complete your Arts Award at Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Some of our Supporter events are free, others require you to buy a concert ticket.

For more information please contact Naomi Wellings, Learning Co-ordinator via email or on 0121 616 2616.

To find out more about Arts Awards, go to the Arts Award website by clicking here.