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Honk! Members of Lancashire Music Education Hub Street Band

 

The Artsmark Partnership Programme connects educational settings with cultural organisations on your doorstop. We currently have over 1000 Artsmark Partners in every corner of England to help support you to deliver excellent arts and cultural education.

In the second of a two blog series, Tim Rogers, Head of Music Service from Lancashire Music Education Hub, one of our Artsmark Partners, discusses how Artsmark Partners can support schools with their music education and how they’ve adapted their offer during Covid-19.

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Sarah Zagni

 

The Artsmark Partnership Programme connects educational settings with cultural organisations on your doorstop. We currently have over 1000 Artsmark Partners in every corner of England to help support you to deliver excellent arts and cultural education.

In the first of a two blog series, Kate Fellows, Head of Learning and Access at Leeds Museums and Galleries, one of our Artsmark Partners, discusses how Artsmark Partners can support schools on their journey and how they’ve adapted their offer during Covid-19.

Cheam High School

 

In our second Artsmark in action blog we hear from Alexis Pelling, Artsmark Lead at Cheam High School, a secondary school in Cheam, Surrey. Alexis talks about how arts and creativity are central in managing pupil and staff wellbeing alongside sharing their fantastic wellbeing initiatives that took place over lockdown. So, pop the kettle on and take five minutes to get inspired by Artsmark in action!

 

How creativity supported us in lockdown

In our first Artsmark in action blog we hear from Julia Wisbey, Head of Drama and Senior Leader in Personal Development at Admiral Lord Nelson School, a secondary school in Portsmouth. Julia shares with us how they’ve used arts and creativity at the school to support pupil wellbeing, encourage engagement with distanced learning, and build a sense of community.

Anti-racism resources for children and young people

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

 

The Reading agency, Pancras square library- Photo © Dave Warren

To celebrate #WorldBookDay we’ve spoken to three recently awarded Artsmark schools to find out how they infuse their English curriculum with creativity. So, grab a brew and find out how Artsmark can inspire you this #WorldBookDay.

 

Drama brings English to life

Lucy Palmer-Rimmer, Arts Council England’s Communications Officer for the North, observes how Artsmark keeps history alive for children in the Potteries

This Trustees Week we find out what inspired Hayden Taylor to become a school governor at Admiral Lord Nelson School (TES Creative School of the Year 2019) and his creative responsibilities.

Year 6 pupils, Kyle and Cadey from Senacre Wood Primary School's Arts Council, close Artsmark Celebration Week by telling us all about their Artsmark journey so far...

RicNic is a youth-arts charity which has been running since 2004, beginning life as a summer holiday project set up by a group of 16 year olds who all shared a love for musical theatre. With the use of their school hall donated by the Headteacher and a small pot of money generated by fundraising through family and friends, they staged their own production of Guys and Dolls.

Kate Brown, Director of Learning at New College Leicester, talks to us about the launch of a brand new creative arts project on how New College are tackling the national issue of knife crime.

Horfield Primary School would like to invite you to a virtual sing-a-long to celebrate World Oceans Day...

This Mental Health Awareness Week Artsmark Partner, Artis, blog about their award-winning mental health and wellbeing programme and share top tips and teaching resources.

We all know why cultural education is so important, but what makes Artsmark Partners so special and how can they help you?

Get the lowdown from ASCL's 2019 annual conference for school and college leaders.

This National Careers Week Festival Bridge discuss Creating the Future, their programme to support schools in helping students explore creative careers.

Artsmark Partner, People Express explain that size and location is no barrier to engaging with Artsmark.

Our CEO Darren Henley tells us why its important to take time to appreciate the benefits of cultural education this Artsmark Celebration Week.

Formby High School, winners of Tes' Creative School of the Year, talk Gold Arts Award and how it's contributed to a vibrant creative faculty, providing students the opportunity to work as artists.

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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 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