Artsmark and Arts Award

Artsmark – A creative quality standards award for your school

Whether you choose to participate in Arts Award, or you develop your arts offering through other means, your school could apply for an Artsmark Award, awarded by the Arts Council of England.

Use Artsmark’s clear and flexible framework aimed at embedding creativity across the whole curriculum, addressing school improvement priorities and bring learning to life in every single lesson. Awarded at three levels (Silver, Gold and Platinum), Artsmark is open to primary, secondary, and special schools. 

Artsmark helps you plan, develop and evaluate the use of arts, culture and creativity within your school, with support offered throughout the journey by a regional network of Bridge Organisation and a paper-work light application process.

To find out more or get involved head to the Artsmark Website:

Arts Award offers a range of unique qualifications for young people to help them develop and grow as artists and art leaders. These nationally recognised qualifications are highly flexible and versatile to meet the needs of your schools. They can be run either as part of your curriculum or as an extra-curricular programme and cover a range of arts from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing and sculpture, there is something to meet your needs.

The awards support personalised learning and develop transferable skills, such as creativity, communication, leadership and teamwork. Arts Award can benefit your whole school by:

  • Raising Attainment
  • Offering the arts across the curriculum
  • Bridging the gap of progression and transition
  • Introducing students to the arts
  • Increasing cultural capital and teaching for creativity

Arts Award is available at 5 levels (Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver, Gold). All key stages can achieve qualifications at Entry Level (Entry 3), and those aged 11 upwards at Levels 1, 2 and 3 on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework).

If you want to find out more, or get your school signed up today, head to the Arts Award Website:


To get your school involved in the Arts

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