Artsmark INSET Programme – preparing to apply

We offer support for London schools looking to strengthen their arts and cultural offer.

When: March – May 2015
Where: RIBA (66, Portland Place, London W1B 1AD)


This series of INSETs focused on a range of strategic priorities for schools looking to strengthen their arts and cultural offer, particularly schools planning to apply for Artsmark.

Each INSET focused on a specific theme. Details past dates and themes of these INSETs are as follows:

Past events

Strategies for the Arts & Culture - 13th May 2015 at RIBA

  • This final session interrogated a number of the themes explored in the past events.

Partnerships – 29th April 2015 at RIBA

  • Strength in numbers: why arts partnerships matter
  • How to discover, assess and work with top-notch arts partners
  • Tips, tools and best practice for partnership building with arts and cultural organisations

Leadership – 5th May 2015 at RIBA

  • Arts Leadership Lessons for Your School
  • School Leadership Lessons in the Arts
  • Leadership through the Arts

Quality – 5th March 2015 at RIBA

  • 'But is it any good?’ Assessing quality in your arts offer
  • Delivering quality arts offer: tips, tools and best practice
  • How to deliver a ‘champagne’ arts programme on a ‘builder’s tea’ budget

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development – 17th March 2015 at RIBA

  • What opportunities do Ofsted’s SMSC requirements offer for arts & cultural activity in school?
  • Delivering SMSC through the arts: tips, tools and best practice

Governance – 24th March 2015 at Coin Street Conference Centre

  • Why is good governance important for the arts in your school?
  • The impact of good governance on the arts and culture in your school
  • Governance and good arts provision: what you need to know