Why Artsmark?

Artsmark gives every child the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, gain knowledge and understanding, and to visit experience and participate in extraordinary work.

Benefits to schools and education settings

  • Artsmark schools gain access to exceptional resources as well as networks of the country’s most treasured cultural organisations, helping them develop and strengthen their arts provision
  • enrich, develop and strengthen your school’s arts and culture provision
  • bring arts and culture to life in your school
  • designed by schools, for schools
  • provides evidence of how a school is meeting its spiritual, moral, social and cultural requirements for Ofsted
  • to celebrate your school’s strengths and help achieve ambitions for the future
  • enrich your curriculum with the arts
  • incorporating art and culture into every student’s life and learning, knowledge and understanding

 Benefits to students

  • build the confidence; resilience and drive that will help children grow into happy, articulate, successful young people
  • arts and culture unlock potential helping children and young people develop character and talent, knowledge and understanding
  • introduce the joys of creating, performing and composing

 

Find out more about how Artsmark works.

 

 

 

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Art and culture play an important role as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, helping children and young people to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world around them as well as character and talent.

The new Artsmark, designed with and for schools, is a great resource to recognise and support the development of quality arts and cultural provision in schools, helping young people to unlock their potential regardless of their background.

Nicky Morgan
Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities

A quality cultural education can have a huge impact on young people, from inspiring future careers to helping develop their creativity in other subjects.

The new Artsmark award, which has been designed with and for schools, is a great way to celebrate the importance of teaching arts and culture so that children from all backgrounds can reap the benefits.

Ed Vaizey
Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy

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