- Get involved
- Artsmark network
Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision
Artsmark is delivered by Trinity College London and 10 regional Bridge organisations drive participation. We are proud to have the support of the Department for Education, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) and a number of other partners.
Developing and celebrating arts provision is hugely important for children and young people’s education.
Find out why your organisation should apply for Artsmark.
All primary and secondary schools, further education colleges and youth justice settings in England can apply for Artsmark.
Find out more about who can apply and which settings Artsmark is not applicable to.
Take part in the online quiz to see the quality and quantity of provision expected of Artsmark settings.
Once completed you’ll be directed to the next steps of your journey to gaining Artsmark status:
Step 1 Register for the Artsmark network for just £30* and access all the support and guidance you need.
Step 2 Once part of the network you can start preparing your online application and when you are ready to submit you pay £50* which includes a development and validation visit, a feedback report and certificate.
*all fees applicable for the 2012/13 academic year (12 month membership).
The application will help you evaluate your provision by benchmarking against criteria. This will allow you to identify areas for development and highlight your strengths in the arts. During the process you will need to gather evidence demonstrating quality outcomes and the impact of your arts offer.
Applications for schools, further education and youth justice setting are now open and will remain open until the end of the 2012/13 academic year. Applications will then reopen in October 2013 for the 2013/14 academic year.
Find out more about when the application process opens and closes.