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Rosie Gill, a Year 9 student at Ballard School, is one of the youngest people to achieve Distinction as an associate of the Royal School of Music and Trinity Music College. Victoria Gray, Director of Music and Performing Arts, introduces us to Rosie and tells us how she inspired a mentoring programme that helped the school on their journey to Artsmark Gold…

(10/10/2017)

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We are extremely proud to have Dame Reena Keeble, who has made a significant contribution to the education sector throughout her career, as a valued member of the Artsmark Levelling Panel. We invited her to close our first ever Artsmark Celebration Week with a special announcement...

I am delighted to announce that as of today, Friday 13 October, we have awarded 181 more primary and secondary schools with their Artsmark level. There are now 3133 schools on their Artsmark journey, either having received their award, or working towards it.

(10/10/2017)

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As we launch the first Artsmark Celebration Week, Arts Council England's Chief Executive, Darren Henley, blogs about the important role arts and culture has on a young person's development, and has a special message of thanks for our Artsmark schools. 

Work with, for and by children and young people is at the heart of the Arts Council’s mission. It’s one of our five goals and underpins everything we do. 

(06/10/2017)

Tags: artsmark, Arts Council England, arts education, cultural education, Celebrate

This National Poetry Day, Art Coordinator Sharon Palfreyman from Corrie Primary School, talks to us about how two inspiring arts and poetry projects helped them achieve Artsmark Gold…

Corrie Primary School is based in Tameside, Greater Manchester, and when the tragic Manchester attack happened in May, pupils at our school wanted to honour the victims, and we as educators, needed to ensure we were promoting cultural diversity, equality and tackling racism in schools.

(28/09/2017)

Tags: Poetry, Arts Award, cross-curricular, National Poetry Day, Artsmark Gold, Arts partnerships, collaboration. partnership, history, literacy

Phil smith, a governor at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy, blogs about five top things you can do as a school governor in the first year of your Artsmark journey.

(28/06/2017)

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Rosie Gill, a Year 9 student at Ballard School, is one of the youngest people to achieve Distinction as an associate of the Royal School of Music and Trinity Music College. Victoria Gray, Director of Music and Performing Arts, introduces us to Rosie and tells us how she inspired a mentoring programme that helped the school on their journey to Artsmark Gold…

(10/10/2017)

We are extremely proud to have Dame Reena Keeble, who has made a significant contribution to the education sector throughout her career, as a valued member of the Artsmark Levelling Panel. We invited her to close our first ever Artsmark Celebration Week with a special announcement...

I am delighted to announce that as of today, Friday 13 October, we have awarded 181 more primary and secondary schools with their Artsmark level. There are now 3133 schools on their Artsmark journey, either having received their award, or working towards it.

(10/10/2017)

As we launch the first Artsmark Celebration Week, Arts Council England's Chief Executive, Darren Henley, blogs about the important role arts and culture has on a young person's development, and has a special message of thanks for our Artsmark schools. 

Work with, for and by children and young people is at the heart of the Arts Council’s mission. It’s one of our five goals and underpins everything we do. 

(06/10/2017)

This National Poetry Day, Art Coordinator Sharon Palfreyman from Corrie Primary School, talks to us about how two inspiring arts and poetry projects helped them achieve Artsmark Gold…

Corrie Primary School is based in Tameside, Greater Manchester, and when the tragic Manchester attack happened in May, pupils at our school wanted to honour the victims, and we as educators, needed to ensure we were promoting cultural diversity, equality and tackling racism in schools.

(28/09/2017)

Phil smith, a governor at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy, blogs about five top things you can do as a school governor in the first year of your Artsmark journey.

(28/06/2017)

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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 so important 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 childhoods.

Artsmark does fantastic work in school across the country, bringing high quality arts and culture into the classroom.

Matt Hancock
Minister of State for Digital and Culture
Department for Culture, Media and Sport