London has the highest number of Artsmark schools – and the
largest number of Gold schools – anywhere in England. This is testament to the
dedication of London schools to delivering high quality arts and cultural
opportunities for their students.
A New Direction is committed to supporting more London
schools to achieve Artsmark and to work with Artsmark schools to continue to
develop their provision. We know that peer support is increasingly important to
schools and that the experiences of Artsmark schools can be invaluable to
schools preparing to apply.
That’s why we have created a network of Artsmark Ambassador
schools – Artsmark and Artsmark Gold schools that achieved Artsmark in the last
two years, and who are keen to share their experience and expertise with
others. There are currently around 30 Artsmark Ambassadors across London.
Artsmark is currently changing (you can find out more about
this here), which means that now is a great time
to be considering how you can strengthen your school’s arts provision, ready to
apply from September 2015. If you’d like some support from an Artsmark
Ambassador, email us and we’ll try connect you with someone who can help.
Depending on how much time they have, support from an
Artsmark Ambassador could include:
Answering a couple of questions by email
A phone call or short meeting with a similar
school to share experiences
A learning walk around your school
Acting as an Artsmark ‘buddy’ to a nearby school
preparing to apply for Artsmark
If you’re from an Artsmark school and would like to become
an Artsmark Ambassador, please see here.