Through Arts Award young people make creative choices, set themselves challenges, explore the arts whether it be in art, drama, dance or music and share their skills and achievements. It is valuable, accessible and develops leadership skills leading to a national qualification. Arts Award reflects different interests and ambitions, respects individual development and helps young people to define their creative futures. It reflects high art, popular culture and the arts of all countries and cultures. Young people can take part in many different ways, not only as creators of their own work, but also as performers, backstage team members, front-of-house staff, technicians, camera operators, writers, editors, DJs, costume designers, prop makers and so on. Arts Award can be achieved at five levels with four qualifications and an introductory award with Gold Arts Award contributing to UCAS points.