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?

Wondering if you will meet the Artsmark criteria or do you just want to find out a bit more about what's involved?

Take our quick and simple 10 minute quiz with your colleagues to find out if you're ready for Artsmark.

 

Testimonials

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.'

Pauline Tambling, Managing Director, National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural

'Students in Artsmark colleges can be assured that the arts are taken seriously and that links with cultural employers are encouraged within the college.'

Paul Reeve, Director of Education, Royal Opera House

'The arts have a vital role to play in the educational and personal development of young people.'

Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England

'Artsmark is a real success story for Arts Council England and the 20% of schools across England who currently hold Artsmark status.'