About Artsmark


Artsmark is an award for schools who demonstrate their commitment to embedding arts and cultural provision at the heart of their school.

Artsmark has been designed by schools, for schools, to align with School Improvement Plans and support core EBACC and STEM priorities, giving the curriculum breadth and balance. 

As well as recognising schools that are making the arts come alive, the Artsmark award is a practical and valuable tool for enriching a school’s arts provision whatever the starting point. 

Developed by Arts Council England, Artsmark aims to raise the standard of work being produced by, with and for children and young people.

Through Artsmark, Arts Council England has cultivated a network of partnerships with high-quality arts and cultural organisations to support schools and educational settings working towards their Award.  Scroll down to find out more about Artsmark.


What is an Artsmark Partner?

Artsmark Partners are an Arts Council England endorsed network of organisations who are devoted to bringing great arts and cultural opportunities to children and young people.

We are proud to be an Artsmark Partner and look forward to supporting all schools and settings on their Artsmark journey to accreditation.

Artsmark Partners are committed to a Code of Practice which includes adhering to these seven Quality Principles:

  1. Striving for excellence and innovation
  2. Being authentic
  3. Being exciting, inspiring and engaging
  4. Insuring a positive and inclusive experience
  5. Actively involving children and young people
  6. Enabling personal progression
  7. Developing belonging and ownership

Our Offering

The Bowdleflodes Project is a free, cross-curricular, educational activity about conservation and creativity – learn more.


Want to know more?

If you would like to know more about Artsmark, please contact the Bowdleflode Office.  Please phone +44(0)7802 896073 or email us at hello@bowdleflodes.com.