Dancing at Stoke on Trent College

Guitar recital at Dunraven School

Celebrating Artsmark, Dunraven School

Pupils having fun with music

Workshop by The Place, Charles Dickens School

Artsmark makes a difference

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. It is delivered by Trinity College London and 10 regional Bridge organisations drive participation. 

Any school, college or youth justice organisation in England can apply for Artsmark.

Artsmark is nationally recognised as demonstrating excellence in arts and cultural provision.

Holding Artsmark status demonstrates that your school or setting values the arts and culture.

It raises the public profile of a school or setting in the eyes of prospective students, their families and across the wider community.

Artsmark contributes to the cultural aspect of Ofsted’s requirement that a school promotes students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Find out more about the programme or the impact of Artsmark.

Ready for Artsmark?

If you have already started your Artsmark application, you can submit it up until 30 January 2015. Validation visits will take place in February 2014 and results will be confirmed by 27 March 2015. Find out more.

Testimonials

Friern Barnet School, 3rd time Artsmark Gold in Round 10

'The Artsmark endorses the school’s provision and credibility as an arts provider and Friern Barnet School would strongly encourage other education institutions to apply.'

Antony Gormley - artist

'Making things, drawing, painting, filmmaking - all of these are a form of thinking and feeling that do not require the skills of literacy and numeracy and yet are essential to becoming fully human.'

Stephen Belinfante, Arts Adviser, Worcestershire County Council

'Artsmark schools endorse the belief that achievement and participation in the arts are essential components in nurturing happy and confident young learners.'

Liz Macfarlane, Arts Education Consultant

'In our best schools the arts help to bring the whole curriculum alive and engage young people with their education in a creative and meaningful way.'