Dancing at Stoke on Trent College

Guitar recital at Dunraven School

Celebrating Artsmark, Dunraven School

Pupils having fun with music

Workshop by The Place, Charles Dickens School

Artsmark makes a difference

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. It is delivered by Trinity College London and 10 regional Bridge organisations drive participation. 

Any school, college or youth justice organisation in England can apply for Artsmark.

Artsmark is nationally recognised as demonstrating excellence in arts and cultural provision.

Holding Artsmark status demonstrates that your school or setting values the arts and culture.

It raises the public profile of a school or setting in the eyes of prospective students, their families and across the wider community.

Artsmark contributes to the cultural aspect of Ofsted’s requirement that a school promotes students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Find out more about the programme or the impact of Artsmark.

Ready for Artsmark?

Wondering if you will meet the Artsmark criteria or do you just want to find out a bit more about what's involved?

Take our quick and simple 10 minute quiz with your colleagues to find out if you're ready for Artsmark.

 

Testimonials

Friern Barnet School, 3rd time Artsmark Gold in Round 10

'The Artsmark endorses the school’s provision and credibility as an arts provider and Friern Barnet School would strongly encourage other education institutions to apply.'

Hofesh Shechter, one of the UK's most talked about young choreographers

'Experiencing and participating in the arts can genuinely change the direction of someone's life and it is in our schools that these first encounters should take place.'

Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England

'Artsmark is a real success story for Arts Council England and the 20% of schools across England who currently hold Artsmark status.'

Julian Lloyd Webber - Widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation

'Artsmark is a great way of encouraging schools to bring the arts to our children! The arts are a marvellous vehicle for bringing children together and exposure to them has been proved to have a beneficial effect not only on their other school subjects but also on their general well-being and feelings of self esteem.'