- Date: 9 June 2010
- Area: National
Round 10 of Artsmark awards was announced today showing that 1676 schools have been awarded an Artsmark in 2010. Our congratulations to all of the Artsmark schools!
Artsmark is awarded in recognition of a school's commitment to, and excellence in, arts education. There are currently 4723 Artsmark schools, which accounts for almost 19.5 per cent of all schools in England.
Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:
'We believe that the earlier children are creatively inspired, the more likely they are to have a lifelong engagement with art - something that can transform lives and give young people a voice for their thoughts and feelings.
'Artsmark - now nationally recognised as a prestigious and coveted award - sets the standard for an outstanding arts provision in schools and it's great to see so many new schools attaining the Artsmark award this year.'
We are currently reviewing Artsmark and will be testing new models in 2010-11. A refreshed scheme will be piloted from September-December 2010 and take into account feedback from schools and other partners.