The Artsmark Partnership Programme is an Arts Council England endorsed network of arts and cultural organisations that can support schools to embed arts and culture across the curriculum.
Every Artsmark Partner will have their own offers for schools and education settings, which may include Continued Professional Development opportunities for staff, digital resources or workshops linked to the curriculum for students, as well as visits to exhibitions and performances. Some of these offers may be one off, stand-alone sessions, others may be part of a longer-term project. It is important to note that there is no requirement for Artsmark settings to engage with an Artsmark Partner and it will not affect their Artsmark application. Settings can engage with any external partners and are not solely restricted to working with Artsmark Partners.
Below is a list of registered Artsmark Partner organisations in the North West of England.Click on a name to visit their profile on Culture Hubs.
2 Boards & A Passion 20 Stories High, Liverpool Action Transport Theatre, Ellesmere Port Bluecoat, Liverpool Burnley Youth Theatre Collective Encounters Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool Glitch Theatre, Merseyside Liverpool Empire Theatre Liverpool's Royal Court M6 Theatre Company, Rochdale Oldham Coliseum Theatre Peshkar Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester The Dukes, Lancaster The Grand, Blackpool Unity Theatre, Liverpool
Africa Oye, Liverpool Amasing, Chester Band on the Wall, Manchester Bolton Music Service Comhaltas, Merseyside Global Grooves, Ashton-under-Lyne Hallé Concerts Society, Manchester Lancashire Music Service Learn to Play Live, Warrington Manchester Camerata More Music, Morecambe Resonate, Merseyside Royal Liverpool Philharmonic St Helen's Music Service
Culture Warrington: Museum & Art Gallery Lakeland Arts Museum Millom Discovery Centre Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester People's History Museum, Manchester The Harris, Preston Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Cumbria The Wordsworth Trust, Cumbria West Cheshire Museums Wirral Council Museum
Join the Artsmark Partnership Programme
Are you an arts and cultural organisation that can offer Artsmark Schools opportunities to enhance their provision? Here’s why you should join:
- Engage and build new audiences through schools and families
- Support to map your current offer against Artsmark criteria
- A framework to support development of your CYP offer and respond to the Cultural Education Challenge
- Gain a better understanding of the needs and priorities of education settings
- Develop deeper, longer term relationships with education settings
- Contribute to, and benefit from, signposting and sharing of best practice with like-minded organisations
Joining is free! All you need to do is contact Curious Minds, as the North West Bridge organisation and book onto one of our Artsmark Partnership Programme briefing sessions. The Arts Council will then send you an Artsmark Partner logo and a Code of Practice, outlining expectations of how Partners will engage with settings.