Artsmark is an award for schools who demonstrate their commitment to putting arts and cultural provision at the heart of their school. Awarded by Arts Council England, Artsmark aims to support schools to embed arts and culture within their development plans to enable them to deliver high quality arts provision for all children and young people.

Award levels

Award levels achieved by schools are held for two years. Schools can apply to the following Artsmark award levels.

Artsmark Silver

Schools with an emerging vision for arts.

Artsmark Gold

Schools with a clear vision for the school overall and the role of the arts within that.

Artsmark Platinum

Schools that share many characteristics of gold schools but in addition have a long established vision for the arts in the school.

Artsmark Flagship

Schools will be nominated by Arts Council England where they achieve above expectations in a particular area.

Any school, pupil referral unit or special educational needs setting in England may register for Artsmark award. For more information, please visit

Glyndebourne supports schools with Artsmark and those working towards their award through two key projects; Performance for Schools and Songs to Share.