Artsmark - bringing learning to life through arts and culture

Who are we?

  • Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England.
What do we provide? 
  • Artsmark provides a clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum. 
  • Schools are supported throughout their Artsmark journey by our regional network of Bridge organisations, providing training, advice, practical teaching resources and introductions to leading cultural organisations in your area. 
  • Schools are awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum, based on their achievements.
  • Artsmark has a common sense application process that is light on paperwork and flexible to each school. 
So why not join the growing network of schools championing arts and culture today. Find out more About Artsmark and the benefits of joining the award.

Ready for Artsmark?

You can register for Artsmark here. To find out more about the programme click here.

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