Artsmark Award

The creative quality standard for schools

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It provides a clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum and beyond.

A New Direction is proud to have played a part in the development of Artsmark during its time as a Bridge organisation. Since 2011, we have loved supporting schools across London on their Artsmark journey. Some of the highlights are described in our blog.

From September 2023, Goldsmiths University are providing support to schools nationwide. Artsmark has proven to have tremendous value to the schools taking part and we look forward to seeing the programme grow from strength to strength.

You can find out more about Artsmark support from September 2023 by visiting this webpage.

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"The journey to achieving Artsmark status has allowed us to celebrate the many enriching activities that already happen at our school and has opened up our eyes to many more creative opportunities."
– C
omber Grove Primary

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You can still find useful Artsmark resources on our website below.

Please note, these resources were developed during A New Direction’s support of Artsmark. From now on, all queries should be directed to

Find Artsmark Partners on LookUp

London-based Artsmark Partners are also profiled on LookUp - our online platform connecting London teachers with arts and cultural organisations.

Simply enter your school’s postcode in the ‘Find Organisations’ section, and apply the Artsmark Partner filter. Partners are indicated with an Artsmark logo.

Search for Artsmark Partners on LookUp

For questions about Artsmark, contact