Artsmark Celebration Week

Every year we host Artsmark Celebration Week to shout out about the fantastic achievements of our Artsmark settings and advocate for cultural education across the curriculum.

This year we’re focussing on the many benefits arts and culture can have on our mental health. As schools continue to manage the impact of Covid-19 we understand that supporting pupil and staff wellbeing is at the top of your priority list. We’ve created a set of free, downloadable resources for teachers which offer creative activities to help students think about how creativity can support their wellbeing. We’d love for you to use these during Artsmark Celebration Week (and beyond!) and share the results with us on social media using #CelebrateArtsmark.

How you can get involved

We know that this year’s Celebration Week might be slightly different to previous years, but however you #CelebrateArtsmark, we’d love to hear about it. Get in touch with us on Twitter and let us know your plans and share your Celebration Week images! We’ve created some social media cards and GIFs you can share on your platforms to help you share your achievements far and wide! You can download these at the bottom of this page.

 

Download our resources!

Teachers

Your Wellbeing Toolkit

To say thank you for all your hardwork in inspiring young people, we've put together a toolkit especially for teachers and teaching staff to help you take of your wellbeing. This resource is full of practical and creative ideas to support your mental health - download it for free and share in your staff rooms!

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Key Stage 1 & 2

My Wellbeing Bubble

An activity sheet to help children think about activities that make them feel good and look after themselves using the five senses as inspiration!

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Download Word Document

 

Dear Wonderful You

A letter writing activity to encourage children to use descriptive language to tell friends and family about creative activities they enjoy.

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Download Word Document

 

We've also created a word bank to help pupils think of descriptive words for the activities above.

Key Stage 2, 3 & 4

Wellbeing Festival

Students are asked to plan their own online wellbeing festival – from planning activities to marketing the event and even pitching to their classmates! A great resource that can be adapted for Key Stages 2,3 and 4, this activity is all about thinking outside of the box.

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Shout out about your achievements!

 Artsmark Celebration Week is about celebrating the powerful and positive impact and arts and culture has on young people – and who better to help us do that than our amazing Artsmark Settings! To help you shout out about your Artsmark achievements we’ve created some social media assets for you to use. Make sure to tag us and use #CelebrateArtsmark in your posts – we’ll be sharing as many as we can throughout the week! Click on the links below and save in a GIF format to use!  

 

 

 

 

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