Quality Principles

Arts Council England has seven Quality principles to raise the quality of work by, with and for children and young people.

The Quality principles are embedded throughout the new Artsmark award to better support schools to achieve their ambitions for high quality arts and cultural provision. 

Schools will find the Quality principles a useful tool while planning, delivering and reflecting upon their Artsmark journey.

The seven Quality principles are:

  1. Striving for excellence and innovation
  2. Being authentic
  3. Being exciting, inspiring and engaging
  4. Ensuring a positive and inclusive experience
  5. Actively involving children and young people
  6. Enabling personal progression
  7. Developing belonging and ownership

 

Download the Quality principles guidance document to help with your Artsmark planning.

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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 so important 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 childhoods.

Artsmark does fantastic work in school across the country, bringing high quality arts and culture into the classroom.

Matt Hancock
Minister of State for Digital and Culture
Department for Culture, Media and Sport