Artsmark Application fee

There are two Artsmark award application fees. The fee is paid after registration and lasts until you re-register or your award expires.
£500 Artsmark award fee
(For all schools and education settings with over 100 pupils on role)
  • A nationally recognised award and a certificate of your achievement
  • An Artsmark Development Day: a day of CPD for two members of staff (one teacher and one member of the Senior Leadership Team)
  • Opportunity to network with other local Artsmark schools at the Development Day
  • Support from our network of local delivery partners throughout your Artsmark journey, including completing your Artsmark paperwork
  • Access to additional support and networking opportunities throughout your Artsmark journey 
  • Access to practical teaching resources and networks of the country’s leading cultural organisations
  • A clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum.
  • Join a national community of schools who champion arts and culture
£250 small school fee
(For schools and education settings with less than 100 pupils on role)
  • All the great benefits of the Artsmark award fee
  • A reduced fee to support small school applications

Youth Offending Teams can also register for Artsmark for a £250 fee.


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