Artsmark blog

Mark Savage / Durham Sixth Form Centre

Keisha Thompson, Senior Manager for Children and Young People, explains the value of consulting children and young people, how we are going about that and the impact it will have on Artsmark.

Photo: Christ Church Primary School and Nursery

A global pandemic didn't stop Christ Church Primary and Nursery embarking on their Artsmark journey

Emma Thorpe

To celebrate Discover! Creative Careers 2021, we chat to Emma Thorpe, Artsmark Coordinating Assistant, about her career aspirations.

This National Careers Week, find out about the creative careers of the Artsmark Award team

Horningsham Primary School

Find out how one rural school has kept arts and creativity at the heart of their school during lockdown.

Honk! Members of Lancashire Music Education Hub Street Band

Lancashire Music Hub discuss how how they’ve adapted their offer during Covid-19 and what Artsmark Partners can do to support schools with music education.

Sarah Zagni

Kate Fellows, Head of Learning and Access at Leeds Museums and Galleries discusses how Artsmark Partners can support schools and explains how they've had to adapt due to the pandemic.

Arts and creativity are central in managing pupil and staff wellbeing at Cheam High School. They share their fantastic wellbeing initiatives that took place over lockdown.

Admiral Lord Nelson School share with us how they’ve used arts and creativity to support pupil wellbeing, encourage engagement with distanced learning, and build a sense of community.

We acknowledge the important role education, both at home and school, plays in eradicating racism so we've started this list of resources to help young people speak out against racism.

This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week! We want to celebrate the importance of creativity and how this can help support children and young people’s wellbeing.

To celebrate #WorldBookDay we’ve spoken to three recently awarded Artsmark schools to find out how they infuse their English curriculum with creativity. So, grab a brew and find out how Artsmark can inspire you this #WorldBookDay.


Drama brings English to life

Lucy Palmer-Rimmer, Arts Council England’s Communications Officer for the North, observes how Artsmark keeps history alive for children in the Potteries

This Trustees Week we find out what inspired Hayden Taylor to become a school governor at Admiral Lord Nelson School (TES Creative School of the Year 2019) and his creative responsibilities.

Year 6 pupils, Kyle and Cadey from Senacre Wood Primary School's Arts Council, close Artsmark Celebration Week by telling us all about their Artsmark journey so far...

RicNic is a youth-arts charity which has been running since 2004, beginning life as a summer holiday project set up by a group of 16 year olds who all shared a love for musical theatre. With the use of their school hall donated by the Headteacher and a small pot of money generated by fundraising through family and friends, they staged their own production of Guys and Dolls.

Kate Brown, Director of Learning at New College Leicester, talks to us about the launch of a brand new creative arts project on how New College are tackling the national issue of knife crime.

Horfield Primary School would like to invite you to a virtual sing-a-long to celebrate World Oceans Day...

This Mental Health Awareness Week Artsmark Partner, Artis, blog about their award-winning mental health and wellbeing programme and share top tips and teaching resources.

We all know why cultural education is so important, but what makes Artsmark Partners so special and how can they help you?


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