Celebrating diversity through the arts

Be inspired by Middleton Primary School's LGBTQ themed arts week to help promote diversity, kindness and respect.

Sam Williams, Middleton Primary School (01/07/2019)

Tags: arts education, diversity, pride, LGBTQI, LGBT, primary school, equality in education, artsmark, Arts Week, Barnardo's

Join the World Oceans Day sing-a-long

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

Arts Council England (14/05/2019)

Tags: artsmark, STEM, primary, partnership, sustainability, science, arts, Music

5 reasons why you need an Artsmark Partner in your life

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

Artsmark (17/04/2019)

Tags: Artsmark Partner, artsmark, Partnerships, cultural education, creativity, education

Creating the Creatives of the Future!

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

Milly Kirby, Festival Bridge (27/02/2019)

Tags: artsmark, creative careers, employability, arts education, careers, Festival Bridge, National Careers Week, future, creativity, Schools, education

Why Artsmark Celebration Week Matters

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

Darren Henley (08/10/2018)

Tags: artsmark, cultural education, Darren Henley, arts and culture

Be the best you can be with Artsmark

Emma Marshall, Deputy Principal of Havelock Academy, explains why they are in it for the long run!

Emma Marshall, Deputy Principal, Havelock Academy (04/10/2018)

Tags: artsmark, Artsmark Platinum, re-registration

Artsmark and youth offending teams

Find out how Youth Offending Teams can engage with arts and culture through Artsmark.

Tags: youth offending, artsmark

Supporting students to find their voice through creative writing

Deborah May from creative writing charity First Story, an Artsmark Partner, tells us how their programmes can help you put creative writing at the heart of your Artsmark adventure...

Deborah May, First Story (28/08/2018)

Tags: artsmark, creative writing, Quality Principles, First Story, Literature, arts education

A great year for Artsmark

Over the summer we’ve been reflecting on all the great things we achieved last year and wanted to say a big THANK YOU to our Artsmark community for helping us get to where we are today.

Tags: artsmark

How to use the arts to teach social and emotional skills

Artsmark is enabling schools to embrace the arts as a means of helping pupils to express themselves and interact more closely with their peers.

Tags: artsmark, SEND, wellbeing, pupil voice, arts, Music, visual arts, social skils


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