Iain Duncan Smith MP celebrates Churchfields Junior School's Artsmark Gold Award

As part of UK Parliament Week 2018, Iain Duncan Smith MP visited Churchfields Junior School to celebrate their prestigious Artsmark Gold Award, and hosted a debate with pu

Minister praises Artsmark school on their commitment to cultural education

Ricards Lodge High School on Lake Road, welcomed a special visit from Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s Arts, Heritage and Tourism Minister, Michael Ellis on Thursday 11 October

Artsmark opens to sixth form colleges

We're thrilled to announce that Artsmark is now open to sixth form colleges following a successful pilot in 2017/18.

Breaking News! Artsmark Celebration Week 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that Artsmark Celebration Week 2018 will take place from 8 - 12 October 2018!

Admiral Lord Nelson School becomes first to achieve Artsmark Platinum Award for a second time

Admiral Lord Nelson School in Portsmouth has become the first school in England to receive an Artsmark Platinum Award for the second time, achieving the highest level of recognition for its arts a

27 Artsmark schools shortlisted in TES School Awards 2018

Huge congratulations to all 27 Artsmark schools who have been shortlisted in this year's Tes School Awards!

Congratulations to our latest Artsmark schools

On Friday 9 February, 88 more schools in England received their Artsmark Award, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.

Blog: Governors aspiring to Artsmark

Governor, Paul Smith, talks to us about his school's Artsmark journey and his advice on getting going with Artsmark...

7 questions to explore before you leave primary school

A new collaboration between the Science Museum, TES and Arts Council England aims to bring creativity to the classroom.

Blog: Creative connections between art and science

Beth Hawkins from the Science Museum tells us why the '7 Questions' resources were developed.


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