Artsmark has changed. Forward-looking, with a focus on development, the new award aligns your arts and culture provision with whole school improvement.
Picture credit: Comber Grove Primary, photographed by Roger Brown for A New Direction.
Is your school thinking of applying for Artsmark? Has your Artsmark award expired? Last year over 260 London schools started their Artsmark journey with us and we are ready to support yours through the process too.
Artsmark is recognised nationwide as an accreditation of quality arts provision. The new process enables you to review and develop your offer whatever your starting point and ensures that arts and culture play a vital role in whole school improvement. When you register you become part of a network, and benefit from support sessions organised by AND designed to help you at all stages of the Artsmark cycle.
If you would like to find out more about how it all works, sign up for a free Discover Artsmark session.
To register for Artsmark, there is a simple application form on the Artsmark website.
Once you have registered, you will be invited to a Development Day.
If you are already on your Artsmark journey, we are offering sessions on developing your action plan, evaluating impact and completing your paperwork. The emphasis of these peer learning Support Surgeries, facilitated by A New Direction, is sharing and collaboration.
'Creativity and the arts has always been at the heart of all that we do at Comber Grove Primary. 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.'
Richard Dax (former head teacher) - Comber Grove Primary
AND offers ongoing support to all Artsmark schools. You can find useful tools, links and resources below.
Artsmark supporting documents
- The Artsmark process diagram: a visual step-by- step guide
- Information on the Artsmark website about how the award works
- The self-assessment tool with level indicators for the silver, gold and platinum awards
- The statement of commitment template and a useful checklist document