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What is it?

Artsmark gives every child the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, gain knowledge and understanding, and to visit experience and participate in extraordinary work.

Awarded by Arts Council England, designed by schools, the new Artsmark award will help schools to deliver a high quality arts and cultural education and provides an excellent way to demonstrate this.

Across the country Artsmark is rewarding more and more schools for championing arts and culture. Any school, college or youth justice setting can apply.

Artsmark schools gain access to exceptional resources as well as networks of the country’s most treasured cultural organisations, helping them develop and strengthen their arts provision.

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How we support Artsmark: 

​Local briefing events – INSET for schools and arts organisations who want to hear more about the new Artsmark, and Arts and Cultural learning

Development Days – for teaching staff and senior managers who have made a commitment to developing their Arts and Cultural provision

Phone consultancy, email and visits​ – Artsmark consultants are available to support schools across Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and North Kent

Bespoke support – for Arts organisations and practitioners who want to develop better relationships with schools and the education sector

Briefing Days

These FREE twilight briefings in schools will answer your initial questions and give colleagues an understanding of the new Artsmark process, before registering with Artsmark and committing to one of the fee structures. All are welcome to attend.


Development Days

Hosted in cultural organisations and led by experienced education consultants Development Days will support head teachers and classroom staff who want to see school improvements in cultural learning and quality arts provision.

Development Days are the first important stage in becoming an Artsmark school. They provide opportunities for discussion and sharing, and you will leave having made tangible progress in drafting your Statement of Commitment.

As an Artsmark Award school you have places for two colleagues from each school, one of whom must be a member of the senior management team or a governor.


Please note you must register on the Artsmark Award site before attending



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