Schools Offer

Schools play a vital role in ensuring that every child and young person has access to arts and cultural experiences.

Our 2013 report, Opening Doors, outlined the pressures and priorities schools are now facing. It identified opportunities for arts and cultural providers to support and engage with the education sector and continues to inform our work with schools in the region.

We support the education sector to develop and improve the quality of their arts and cultural education for all children and young people by:

  • Encouraging schools to join local cultural education partnerships and other local arts networks.
  • Encouraging schools to register for Artsmark.
  • Encouraging schools and other education settings to offer Arts Award.
  • Offering CPD, events and opportunities to help improve arts and cultural provision.
  • Sharing knowledge and information to help improve and increase arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people.
  • Nurturing partnership working between schools and arts and cultural providers.
  • Providing one-to-one support as needed.

Cultural Leaders in Education

We are currently developing a Cultural Leaders in Education Programme. This will enable school leaders to become champions of arts and cultural provision. It will build on our previous Specialist Leaders in Cultural Learning and Education programmes.

Our work is informed by research and consultation.

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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