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Artsmark relaunches with new online application system

  • Date: 9 September 2011
  • Area: National

Artsmark, the national award scheme to evaluate, celebrate and strengthen the arts offer for children and young people, has relaunched with a new online application system and broader remit to include further education colleges and youth justice settings. 

A new focus of Artsmark is to support Arts Council England achieve its goal of ensuring every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts by promoting formal education institutions to deliver rich and high quality provision. It will deliver this by providing:

  • a structured and in depth online auditing tool
  • rigorous criteria against which applicants can benchmark their provision
  • the support of arts education professionals throughout the assessment process
  • the creation of a network of organisations committed to high quality, broad and sustainable arts provision

Who can apply?

All schools in England, including special schools and Pupil Referral Units, can apply and, for the first time, further education colleges and youth justice settings are now eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is 12 January 2012.

Visit the new Artsmark website to find out more about the scheme and how to apply, to browse case studies, and sign up for the newsletter.