Artsmark blog

Photo © Formby High School

Formby High School, winners of Tes' Creative School of the Year, talk Gold Arts Award and how it's contributed to a vibrant creative faculty, providing students the opportunity to work as artists.

Photo © Havelock Academy

Emma Marshall, Deputy Principal of Havelock Academy, explains why they are in it for the long run!

Photo © Xavier Fiddes / Southampton Youth Offending Team

Find out how Youth Offending Teams can engage with arts and culture through Artsmark.

First Story

Deborah May from creative writing charity First Story, an Artsmark Partner, tells us how their programmes can help you put creative writing at the heart of your Artsmark adventure...

Photo © Alicia Clarke

Over the summer we’ve been reflecting on all the great things we achieved last year and wanted to say a big THANK YOU to our Artsmark community for helping us get to where we are today.

Photo © National Theatre

National Theatre blog about supporting primary schools to create outstanding theatre through 'Let’s Play'

Photo © Mark Savage / Our Lady's Catholic High School

Our Lady's Catholic High School talk to The Guardian about achieving their Artsmark Platinum Award

One Dance UK explain how dance in primary schools can benefit from PE & Sport Premium..

Dame Reena Keeble closes our first ever Artsmark Celebration Week with a special announcement...

Arts Council England’s Chief Executive Officer’s special message for our Artsmark Schools

Learn how Artsmark can bring art & cultural education to life in your school

Catch a sneak peek of our ‘Bringing art & culture to life in your school’ film

Help the Arts Council celebrate its seventieth birthday with these fun and affordable activities

Read how Hull City of Culture Team is championing the arts through Artsmark

Althea Efunshile, Deputy Chief Executive at Arts Council England writes on how to ensure the arts are kept high on the agenda

Coralie Bickford-Smith blogs about why art & cultural education is so important to her

Our new suite of certificates & plaques are here! Read more about our joint work with Coralie Bickford-Smith

Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council blogs about the importance of art & cultural education

Dame Reena Keeble tells us how the arts can help the educational sector thrive

Philip Wells, Director at DesignBox Architecture explains why the arts and EBacc subjects can work together


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