Artsmark award document downloads

Artsmark provides a clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum.

The following documents should be used by schools and education settings to complete their Artsmark journey. Click on the name of the document below to download.

Key documents:

Artsmark Self-Assessment framework
Criteria for each Artsmark level

Statement of Commitment template
Template to write your goals and objectives for Artsmark. This document will be used to assess your Artsmark Award

Case Study template
Template to evidence and evaluate your Artsmark journey. This document will be used to assess your Artsmark Award

Guidance and support documents:

Quality Principles and Artsmark Planning guidance
How to use the Arts Council’s Quality Principles in your Artsmark journey

Guidance and FAQs
Step-by-step Artsmark guidance

Artsmark submission checklist
Ready to submit your Statement of Commitment or Case Study? Read this handy checklist first.

Artsmark and Dance

A practical guide to support you in developing dance provision as part of your Artsmark journey

Resources for settings who have achieved an Artsmark Award:

Your Artsmark Award booklet

Download our handy booklet to help you understand your application feedback, plan your next journey and celebrate your success! 

Reflection resource
Reflect on your journey, identify your greatest achievements and areas to develop in your next application. Use together with the Planning resource

Planning resource
Prompts to help you plan your next Artsmark application. Use together with the Reflection resource


A completed Statement of Commitment or Case Study should be submitted to or by post to

Arts Council England
24 Brooklands Avenue

For further support on your Artsmark journey contact your regional Bridge organisation.

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