A statement on Artsmark: October 2014
Children and young people across England often experience arts and culture for the first time through school.
The Arts Council’s Artsmark supports schools in doing this. It is a straightforward way for schools to demonstrate their approach to a broad and balanced curriculum as required by the new Ofsted inspection framework, and supports them to deliver the new curriculum.
Arts Council England is currently updating Artsmark so that it can be as effective as possible in this support, and in helping us to achieve our ambition of ensuring all children and young people have access to high quality arts and culture, as part of our strategy Great art and culture for everyone.