Hull City of Culture Team champions the arts through Artsmark

There are many things to be cheerful about as the summer break looms. For Artsmark, we’re pleased that the team at Hull UK City of Culture 2017 is championing the importance of high quality art and cultural education and is encouraging schools to sign up to the Award. 

After successfully bidding to be the UK’s City of Culture in 2013, the Hull 2017 team created the ‘No Limits Package’ to offer transformative cultural activities to schools across the city. One of the many positives of the package will see all schools across Hull sign-up to Artsmark Award. Working with Cape UK, our Bridge partner organisation for Yorkshire and Humber, up to 103 schools in the city will be supported to develop their cultural education provision through Artsmark.

Speaking of the successful collaboration, Drew Rowlands, Cape UK’s Development Director said: “We’re delighted to work with Hull UK City of Culture 2017 to introduce schools to Artsmark and present the programme’s tangible benefits.” 

Reflecting on Hull City of Culture’s support for Artsmark, Amanda Rigler, Artsmark’s Senior Officer said: “This is brilliant news. By signing up to Artsmark, children and young people across Hull can explore new ideas, stretch themselves creatively and participate in the year long programme of cultural celebrations across the city.” 

To register your school for Artsmark go to

For more information about creative activities taking place throughout Hull during 2017 visit



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