Case Studies

Arts Council England's Artsmark scheme is enabling schools to embrace the arts as a means of helping pupils to express themselves and interact more closely with their peers

In 2017, Strike Lane Primary in Preston embarked on its Artsmark journey and began working with Lancashire Music Hub to enhance cultural opportunities for its pupils. Clare Scott and Rachel Harding, both key stage music leaders at at the school, explain how their local hub supported them

Arts education doesn't have to be confined to only art, music and drama, says this arts director – there's room for it across the whole curriculum

A journey to become Artsmark accredited led this PRU to offer more arts-based education, resulting in a broader education for its students

How one school has embraced arts education as a way to give young people a rounded education and enhance learning – and gained an Artsmark Award in the process


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