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Arts Award / Artsmark

Arts Award

Queen’s Hall Arts is an Arts Award Supporter and is proud to support the Arts Award scheme which encourages young people aged 11-25 to develop their skills as artists and arts leaders.

Queen’s Hall Arts offers a number of ways for young people to become involved in the arts and to achieve aspects of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Discover or Explore level Arts Award qualifications.

Imogen Charlton is working towards her Gold Arts Award and recently completed a placement at Queen’s Hall Arts as part of the award. She worked backstage with many theatre companies, including Oddsocks, and here has written a review of the Oddsocks show, The Wizard of Oz.

We are interested in working in partnership with more schools and youth groups to support and enhance opportunities for young people to develop as artists and arts leaders.

Our Arts Award offer includes an opportunity to:

  • take part in the arts through weekly classes and special workshops in dance, theatre and singing, with the opportunity to perform in Hexham and across the county.
    enjoy and appreciate the arts through access to professional performances across all art forms with special ticket deals on certain shows for young people.
    meet arts professionals either as part of our on-going programme or with visiting performers and visual artists.
    access progression routes through our connections with other arts and education organisations across Northumberland and the North East.

To find out more about Arts Award and how you can get involved please contact Susan Priestley, Engagement & Development Manager on 01670 624513.


Artsmark for schools

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. Queen’s Hall Arts is proud to be working in partnership with schools in West Northumberland on their Artsmark Award journey. By supporting Artsmark schools, we’re helping put the arts at the heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture.

Find out more about Artsmark at

To find out how Queen’s Hall Arts can support your Artsmark journey, please contact QHA Engagement and Development Manager, Amanda Gould on 01670 624513 or email here