Find an Artsmark Partner

The Artsmark Partnership Programme is an Arts Council England endorsed network of organisations who are devoted to bringing great arts and cultural opportunities to children and young people.

Artsmark Partners support Artsmark registered schools and other educational establishments on their journey to embed arts and culture across the curriculum. 

Artsmark Partners:

  • understand the requirements and process of the Artsmark Award
  • offer opportunities for students that enhance your setting's provision
  • provide CPD opportunities for staff
  • introduce you to other arts and cultural organisations that could add value to your Artsmark journey

You can find registered Artsmark Partners in your local area through your regional Bridge organisation. Links to their directories of local arts and cultural organisations can be found below. You can also download the full list of Artsmark Partners here (updated July 2021). 


East of England (South)

(Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Medway, Dartford, Gravesham and Swale)

Bridge organisation: Royal Opera House

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East of England

(Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough)

Bridge organisation: Festival Bridge

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East Midlands

Bridge organisation: The Mighty Creatives

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Bridge organisation: A New Direction

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North East England

Bridge organisation: Culture Bridge North East

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North West England

Bridge organisation: Curious Minds

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South East England

Bridge organisation: Artswork

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South West England

Bridge organisation: Real ideas Organisation

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West Midlands

Bridge organisation: Arts Connect

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Yorkshire and the Humber

Bridge organisation: IVE

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It is important to note that there is no requirement for Artsmark settings to engage with an Artsmark Partner and it will not affect their Artsmark application. Settings can engage with any external partners and are not solely restricted to working with Artsmark Partners.


Artsmark Partners are not local delivery partners for Artsmark Award as that role is fulfilled by regional Bridge organisations. 


Are you an arts or cultural organisation? Find out more about the Artsmark Partnership Programme


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