cultural education

Darren Henley Congratulates Artsmark Schools

As we launch the first Artsmark Celebration Week, Arts Council England's Chief Executive, Darren Henley, blogs about the important role arts and culture has on a young person's development, and has a special message of thanks for our Artsmark schools. 

Work with, for and by children and young people is at the heart of the Arts Council’s mission. It’s one of our five goals and underpins everything we do. 

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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