Artsmark

Artsmark award celebrates schools that champion the arts and strive for excellence in arts provision for their pupils.

The Artsmark award has been designed by schools for schools to align with your school improvement plan. It helps deliver high quality arts and cultural education. It is a useful, practical and valuable tool for enriching arts provision.

Achieving an Artsmark award demonstrates a commitment to providing arts and cultural opportunities for all pupils. Artsmark schools use the arts to inspire learning and develop happy, successful and confident children and young people.

Artsmark unlocks potential in children and young people, develops character and talent, and increases their knowledge and understanding.

Artsmark schools gain access to exceptional resources and networks of cultural organisations, helping them develop and strengthen their arts provision. 

Artsmark Schools can also benefit from loads of fantastic special offers from arts and cultural organisations in Yorkshire and Humber. Click here to download our 2017-2018 Special Offers Brochure.

How Artsmark works

Artsmark has a common sense application process that is light on paperwork and flexible to how each school is run. It costs £500 (£250 for schools with fewer than 100 pupils). The fee includes the Development Day induction training for two members of staff and ongoing support from us. Find out more about how Artsmark works.  

Any educational setting can apply for Artsmark. Find out more about who can apply and which settings Artsmark is not applicable to.

If you have already signed up to the new Artsmark you are eligible to attend an Artsmark Development Day – click here for more details and to book your place.

Arts Council England believes every child should have the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, as well as to visit, experience, participate in and review extraordinary work. Schools with Artsmark also support pupils to gain Arts Award in recognition of the arts and cultural activities they engage in.

To find out more and register your school please visit www.artsmark.org.uk

You can also download the Artsmark booklet here.

Our Impact

Creative Examples – Rotherham Boys in Rebuzz

Creative Examples – Rotherham Boys in Rebuzz

Creative Examples – Rotherham Boys in Rebuzz demonstrates best practice of using dance to reach boys and improve attainment and ambition as a result….

Early Years Arts and Culture in Yorkshire and the Humber

Early Years Arts and Culture in Yorkshire and the Humber

Early Years Arts and Culture in Yorkshire and the Humber is a report by IVE into the state of arts & cultural education in…

Oldfield Primary – A Small School with a Big Family

Oldfield Primary – A Small School with a Big Family

Oldfield Primary School has seen a wealth of benefits from Artsmark ranging from building a community to increasing pupil’s and teacher’s enthusiasm. Oldfield Primary…

Humberston Academy – It’s Not About the Kitemark, it’s About the Journey

Humberston Academy – It’s Not About the Kitemark, it’s About the Journey

Humberston Academy see Artsmark as a way to building a sense of community, between schools in the trust, parents, teachers and pupils using the…

18th October 2017

Visit to Poppleton Road Primary School – A Gold Artsmark School.

As part of Celebrate Artsmark Week, IVE visited Poppleton Road Primary School who have excelled in their Artsmark achievements and been awarded Gold Artsmark…

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16th October 2017

Congratulations to the 10 New Artsmark Schools in Yorkshire & Humber

At IVE, we’re delighted to announce the 10 newly levelled Artsmark schools for 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber. Congratulations to these 10 schools for…

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11th October 2017

Celebrate Artsmark Week

This week is National Celebrate Artsmark Week. We’re showcasing the fantastic work that all Artsmark schools are doing to protect and embed the arts in their curriculum. Artsmark is a creative…

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