About Artsmark

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision

Artsmark is delivered by Trinity College London and 10 regional Bridge organisations drive participation. We are proud to have the support of the Department for Education, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) and a number of other partners.

Why?

Developing and celebrating arts provision is hugely important for children and young people’s education.

Find out why your organisation should apply for Artsmark.

Who? 

All primary and secondary schools, further education colleges and youth justice settings in England can apply for Artsmark.

Find out more about who can apply and which settings Artsmark is not applicable to.

We provide an overview of Artsmark achievements on a yearly basis. Click here for a PDF of the most recent overview (2013), which summarises the quantity awarded, levels achieved and repeat versus first time applicants for the whole of that academic year. It also includes a percentage breakdown of Artsmark schools by region.

We also provide a yearly list of all of the organisations that have achieved Artsmark. The most recent list covers Round 10 (2009/10), Round 12 (2011/12), and Round 13 (2012/13). It is available as a PDF or as an Excel spreadsheet. Please note that Artsmark was closed for a review year during 2010/11, and that from Round 12 onwards only two levels of Artsmark were available - Artsmark and Artsmark Gold. Data was correct for organisations at the time of achieving Artsmark.

How?  

Schools and other settings who have already started their application can apply up until 30 January 2015. You can prepare and submit your application form online for £60, which includes a development and validation visit, a feedback report and certificate.

After January, Arts Council England will review Artsmark and the refreshed programme will be piloted from April 2015 and will formally launch from September 2015, so you may wish to apply then.  To find out more about Artsmark developments, click here.

In the meantime, you may like to join the Artsmark network where you can access valuable specialist advice about developing and building your arts and cultural provision.