Why Artsmark?

Artsmark brings learning to life through arts and culture.
Benefits to students
  • culture and creativity increases pupils’ confidence, critical and creative thinking, communication and literacy skills, improving attainment in core subjects like Maths and English 
  • introduces the joys of creating and performing and experiencing art to young people who may not otherwise be exposed to it
  • helps encourage pupil voice and leadership skills
  • provides an engaging and accessible way into the curriculum for hard to reach or disadvantaged pupils 
Benefits to schools and education settings
  • Artsmark schools gain access to practical teaching resources as well as networks of the country’s leading cultural organisations, helping them develop and strengthen their arts provision
  • recognise and celebrate your school’s strengths and get practical support for future ambitions for arts provision
  • enable non-specialist teachers to be confident in teaching the arts and increase staff wellbeing
Find out more 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 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