Artsmark Award is a creative quality standard for schools and educational settings, accredited by Arts Council England.

Artsmark’s flexible framework is designed to help schools embed arts, culture and creativity across the whole curriculum and celebrate their commitment to cultural education.

It is open to primary, secondary and special schools, pupil referral units, youth offending teams and sixth form colleges.

Support for you and your school

As the Arts Council England regional Bridge Organisation for the North West, Curious Minds has been supporting schools on their Artsmark journey since 2010; offering training, advice, inspiration and encouragement. It has been a privilege to work so closely with the North West Artsmark community and to help progress ideas and committment into meaningful action and impact.

As of September 2023, the Artsmark support offer for schools transitioned to Goldsmiths, University of London.

Training and leadership development opportunities with Curious Minds

Curious Minds offers a suite of established training and development options, for teachers at all stages of their career, which benefit from our extensive experience of supporting schools to embed arts and culture across their curriculum.

These are a particularly useful for staff in settings that are considering or undertaking the Artsmark Award, as they support and builds on the ethos and values of the programme.

To find out more about these courses, visit the links below: