Artsmark Award

Artsmark has changed. Forward-looking, with a focus on development, the new award aligns your arts and culture provision with whole school improvement.


Artsmark celebrates the arts in your school, gives you a framework to show evidence of a broad and balanced curriculum (including social, moral, spiritual and cultural education), and builds a creative and confident community.

How we can help

We support schools to prepare for and apply for Artsmark. Register your interest in a Discover Artsmark session for an introduction to the new Artsmark Award, and start your journey.

When you register your school for Artsmark, AND will invite you to a Development Day. This is an opportunity to reflect on current provision, identify areas for development and share ideas and experiences with peers from other settings. Read what David Rees from Lancasterian School has to say about the day here.

The three Artsmark levels are described in the self-assessment tool here.

Other sample documents along with a step-by-step guide to the whole process can be found here.

Download the Artsmark Process diagram

A New Direction also has a dedicated Artsmark officer to help with questions and give you all the information you need to get started - email:

support for london schools applying for Artsmark