Two Devon Young People Awarded Bronze Arts Award

Joe Albiez (Crediton)  and Molly Brice-Nye (Honiton) have been awarded Bronze Arts Award, a National Qualifications, via Arts Award Centre Significant Seams and the accrediting organisation, Trinity College London. 

Molly and Joe participated in the Devon County Council Holiday Activity and Food Programme with Significant Seams in Summer 2021 and used their experiences as the basis of the award. During the programme, they worked with a number of professional artists: James Lake, Catherine West, Naomi Wright, Sara Downham-Lotto, Matt O’Halloran, Just Sewn Stories, and Melinda Schwakhofer to experience a range of skills and learn about artists’ inspirations and ways of working. Additionally, Molly and Joe will have had to plan and deliver a skill sharing event, visit and review an arts experience, and demonstrate their experience and learning in a creative logbook. Molly and Joe will receive certificates and pins in recognition of this outstanding award at a reception in September 2022.

Significant Seams is running the distinctive Arts programme for 11-16 year olds again this summer. Support from Devon County Council is making participation free for any young person entitled to Free School Meals, and if it helps encourage them along, one of their friends. Additionally up to 15% of places are free for young people with a SEND diagnosis as well as Ukrainian refugees. In this year’s programme participants have the opportunity to pursue Bronze or Silver Arts Award, subject to a small administration charge.

The programme will be delivered from sites in Ashburton, Ide on the edge of Exeter, and Okehampton. Travel bursary support is available to help young people reach the programme. Full details and booking are online at