Arts Mark

Inspiring young people through the arts and culture

We believe every child should have the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, as well as to visit, experience, participate in and review extraordinary work.

Artsmark can help unlock the potential of children and young people, help to develop character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding.

That’s why Artsmark was created: to bring this ambition to life in every classroom.

Awarded by Arts Council England and 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 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.’

If your school is interested in working towards the new Arts Mark then 20-21 Visual Arts Centre can help from simply offering a quality arts experience to visit for free to offering pupil workshops and staff training. Our Learning and Engagement Officer is kept up to date with the requirements and can support you through the process.