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Artsmark Partnership Programme

Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. Using a flexible framework, it builds young people’s confidence and celebrates commitment to cultural education.​​

As an Artsmark partner, Bow Arts has been recognised for its understanding of the Artsmark criteria and potential to support schools on their Artsmark journey.​

Our broad range of offers, from staff CPD opportunities to student workshops, can be tailored to your school, helping you to develop the areas you need to.​

Cultural education gives children and young people the opportunity to develop their creativity, both individually and collectively, and that’s why our goal is for every child and young person to have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts.

-Darren Henley​, Chief Executive​ Arts Council England​
Artsmark Award Criteria with Bow Arts
Values and ethos
  • PPA programmes and curriculum consultancy plan for students to develop skills over a longer period of time​

  • Opportunities for students to work alongside professional artists


  • CPD opportunities for staff​

  • Consortia model provides opportunities for sharing best practice with other schools ​

  • Consortia model aims to develop subject leaders and create a local network of leaders in art education 

Children and young people engagement

  • Student involvement in creation of school gallery spaces and permanent artwork​

  • Student decision making and inclusion in project planning​

  • Authentic experiences delivered by professional artists

Curriculum design

  • Curriculum consultation and development​

  • Cross-curricular projects to fit with topical themes

Range of offer

  • School time workshops

  • After school and holiday clubs​

  • Access to a large pool of artists and specialisms to give a wide range of experiences

Continued professional development

  • Bespoke artist-led CPD sessions tailored to your school​

  • Student workshops can act as live CPD for staff present


  • Consortia model helps to establish links with other schools for sharing resources​

  • Programmes delivered with Bow Arts evidence partnership with an arts organisation

Equality and diversity

  • Projects can be developed and adapted for any ability or background


For more information about how your school can get involved with Artsmark through Bow Arts Learning, please email