Artsmark: Bringing cultural education to the screen


Artsmark is thrilled to finally share our ‘Bringing art & culture to life in your school’ film with you.

Artsmark enriches children and young people’s learning by helping schools to deliver high quality art and cultural education and the film helps brings to life the stories of schools who’ve chosen to champion Artsmark.

Reflecting on how the arts can build children’s confidence, both school teachers and head teachers’ document the benefits and opportunities awarded to their pupils, staff and the local community through signing-up to the programme. Artsmark believes that the arts can inspire children and young people beyond their learning years and as one head teacher comments: “We’ve seen a huge improvement in confidence and it’s actually benefitted all other subjects within the school.”

Perceived as an Award that protects the arts in schools through helping them to develop their art and cultural provision, 62% of Artsmark schools recommend the programme, with many viewing Artsmark as a prestigious Award.

We hope you enjoy the film as much as we’ve enjoyed making it. A special thank you to all the participating schools and Bridge organisations, and Pukka Films.

To register for Artsmark and embark on your own journey click here or to learn more about the programme visit Why Artsmark to find out more information.



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