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What is it?

The Artsmark 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.

Artsmark changes

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.

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

What we do

Free support is available to network members who have already started a draft application online.

We can provide Artsmark support in a range of ways. This includes:

  • local training and networking events
  • support schools to audit their current cultural learning provision
  • networking schools to arts and cultural organisations in the area
  • creating local school networks to strengthen arts offerings
  • connect with a vibrant professional network

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.

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