Who can apply?

Artsmark is open to the following education settings in England:
 
  • primary schools
 
  • secondary schools
 
  • independent schools
 
  • special schools
 
  • pupil referral units
 
The educational settings below are not eligible to apply: 
 
  • schools outside of England unless they are British Forces posted overseas (BFPO) establishments
 
  • early years settings (0-5) unless they are attached to a school with Key Stage 1 pupils
 
  • further education
 
  • higher education
 
Find out about how Artsmark works.  
 

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