Artsmark resources, guidance and templates

Artsmark supports settings to develop and celebrate their commitment to arts and cultural education. Whether you have just started your journey, or you have recently received an award, this page has all the resources you will need on your Artsmark journey.

Artsmark Award criteria:

Criteria for each Artsmark level and an outline of the Quality Principles, which should both be referenced throughout your Artsmark journey:

Application templates:

These documents will be used to assess your Artsmark award:

Application guidance:

Documents that will support you to complete your application:

All application submissions should be sent to Arts Council England via email


Do get in touch with your Bridge organisation if you need further support on your journey.

Click here for practical guides to support you in developing your provision in certain subjects. 

Celebrate your Artsmark success with these helpful resources.


    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