Governors arts and cultural module a success

Following the launch of a new cultural education e-learning module for school governors last year, we’ve been working closely with the National Governance Association to enhance this valuable tool

30 Artsmark finalists in TES School Awards

An incredible 30 Artsmark schools have been shortlisted in this year's Tes School Awards, five of whom are up

De Montfort University and Arts Council England launch Talent25

Researchers are to follow children born in Leicester over the first 25 years of their lives, seeing just what happens when they are given regular opportunities to get involved in creative activities.

Creativity and school improvement

National Governance Association launch new elearning module for governors and trustees on how arts and cultural education can be used for school improvement

Iain Duncan Smith MP celebrates Churchfields Junior School's Artsmark Gold Award

As part of UK Parliament Week 2018, Iain Duncan Smith MP visited Churchfields Junior School to celebrate their prestigious Artsmark Gold Award, and hosted a debate with pu

Minister praises Artsmark school on their commitment to cultural education

Ricards Lodge High School on Lake Road, welcomed a special visit from Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s Arts, Heritage and Tourism Minister, Michael Ellis on Thursday 11 October

Artsmark opens to sixth form colleges

We're thrilled to announce that Artsmark is now open to sixth form colleges following a successful pilot in 2017/18.

Breaking News! Artsmark Celebration Week 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that Artsmark Celebration Week 2018 will take place from 8 - 12 October 2018!

Admiral Lord Nelson School becomes first to achieve Artsmark Platinum Award for a second time

Admiral Lord Nelson School in Portsmouth has become the first school in England to receive an Artsmark Platinum Award for the second time, achieving the highest level of recognition for its arts a

27 Artsmark schools shortlisted in TES School Awards 2018

Huge congratulations to all 27 Artsmark schools who have been shortlisted in this year's Tes School Awards!


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