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Artsmark

Artsmark is changing

The programme offers schools and other settings the opportunity and support needed to build and develop high-quality arts and cultural provision as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. Artsmark embeds and enriches arts and cultural experiences across the whole setting.

Arts Council England is currently updating Artsmark so that it can be as effective as possible in helping to achieve the ambition of ensuring all children and young people have access to high quality arts and culture.

Click here to read the latest Artsmark statement from Arts Council England.
The newly refreshed Artsmark will ‘go live’ from Autumn 2015, with extensive piloting from April 2015.

Due to these developments, Arts Council and Trinity College London have agreed steps to ensure a smooth transition to the new Artsmark.

Schools and organisations that have not yet started their applications and wish to participate in Artsmark are encouraged either to get involved in piloting, which will run from April 2015 to July 2015, or apply when Artsmark is formally launched in September 2015.

For education settings and arts organisations who are interested in hearing more, click here to book a ROH Bridge Briefing event from the list below:

  • 19 November 2014: 10am - 1pm, Wardown Park Museum - Luton
  • 3 December 2014: 10am - 1pm, Signals Media Arts Centre - Colchester
  • 22 January 2014: 4.30 - 6pm, Roebuck Primary School - Stevenage
  • 11 February 2014: 10am - 1pm, High House Production Park - Thurrock

Schools and other settings that have already started their application have until 30 January 2015 to complete them.

What support is on offer?

Free support is available to network members who have already started a draft application online.
One-to-one support can be provided on areas such as:

  • recommending resources to help you prepare your application
  • answering questions about the criteria or application form
  • checking your draft responses to application questions
  • supporting you to audit areas of your provision
  • checking data for Part 1 of the application
  • talking through what to expect from the validation process

How to get support

Artsmark network members who are currently working on an online application will be contacted by an Artsmark team member and offered optional support. This support will be available until 30 January 2015.

For more information email Trinity College London or phone 020 7820 6178

Artsmark Advocates are available to support schools across Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and North Kent through phone consultancy, email and visits.

As an introduction to Artsmark Royal Opera House Bridge has worked with delivery partners such as Luton Culture, Hertfordshire Music Service and Bedford Creative Arts to deliver Count on Culture our primary event to introduce schools to Artsmark.

If you would like to find out more about the support ROH Bridge can offer with Artsmark applications please email bridge@roh.org.uk