Artsmark - bringing learning to life through arts and culture

Who are we?

Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England.

We support settings to develop and celebrate their commitment to arts and cultural education.

What do we provide? 

  • Artsmark provides a clear and flexible framework for teachers and schools leaders to embed creativity across the whole curriculum and address school improvement priorities
  • Receive professional support, advice and resources to strengthen your arts provision
  • You’ll be supported throughout your Artsmark journey by our regional network of Bridge organisations, providing training, advice, practical teaching resources and introductions to other settings and leading cultural organisations in your area 
  • Artsmark clearly demonstrates how you support personal development and provides evidence to Ofsted on how you meet its spiritual, moral, social, cultural requirements
  • You’ll receive one of three award levels; Silver, Gold or Platinum

Artsmark is open to primary, secondary and special schools, pupil referral units, youth offending teams and sixth form colleges.

Come and join our growing network of education settings championing arts, culture and creativity. Find out more About Artsmark and the benefits of joining the programme.


Ready for Artsmark?

You can register for Artsmark here. To find out more about the programme click here.

Cultural education gives children and young people the opportunity to develop their creativity, both individually and collectively, and that's why our goal is for every child and young person to have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts.

Darren Henley
Chief Executive
Arts Council England

It's vital that children have the opportunity to learn and enjoy arts and culture from an early age. It develops their creativity, inspires future careers and enriches their childhood.

Artsmark Award does brilliant work in schools and education to ensure young people access a broad and balanced curriculum that includes high-quality arts and culture.

Michael Ellis MP
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism
Department of Culture, Media and Sport