The Arts Council turns 70 today! Join the celebrations with our #70things list.



Help celebrate our seventieth year with these surprising, fun and affordable activities.

Over the next 70 days the Arts Council will be sharing one activity from this list every day. You can join in on the day, or take inspiration from the full list below.

For Artsmark, there are a number of activities that allow you to explore art and culture locally. From visiting your local library to museum or gallery, all could present great future opportunities for your school to engage with as part of its Artsmark journey.

Remember: share what you do online using #70things.

Get stuck in – and have fun!


1. See the list

Download the full list, or take a look at the first few activities in the photo album below.

2. Take part

You can join in on the day, or take inspiration from the full list whenever you like.
In need of inspiration? These partners can help. 

3. Keep sharing

Remember: share what you do online using #70things - and see what everyone else has done.

So, take a look at the full list or see the first few activities below. 
Get stuck in – and have fun!


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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