Artsmark – 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, designed by schools, the new Artsmark award will help schools deliver a high quality arts and cultural education and provide 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.
“Experiencing and understanding culture is integral to education… Artsmark, which is supported by the government, recognises excellent arts provision in schools.”
The Culture White Paper
Department of Culture, Media and Sport | March 2016
Find Out More
To find out more about Artsmark, as well as other Bridge-funded opportunities such as Arts Award and Challenge Fund, visit our Bridge website at https://bridge.realideas.org/