From 1 April 2015, the delivery of Artsmark will transfer from Trinity College London to Arts Council England. Trinity will continue to manage Artsmark’s sister programme Arts Award in association with Arts Council England.
Here at Trinity, we are proud of the developments to the programme we have made over the last three years and our contribution to recognising and supporting the excellent arts provision of schools and other organisations.
As the grant agreement comes to an end we are able to reflect on our achievements which include: streamlining the application criteria and continuing to develop and improve the tailored questions for special schools, pupil referral units, further education colleges and youth justice settings; providing a new one-to-one support service and resources to assist schools and others in completing an application; developing the validation process by introducing a fully evidence-based model and offering high quality feedback; bringing together an online network of those with or working towards Artsmark and launching a new termly magazine to inspire and celebrate the achievements of the Artsmark community.
The future of Artsmark
As you may already be aware, Arts Council England is currently updating Artsmark so that it can be as effective as possible, and in helping to achieve their ambition of ensuring all children and young people have access to high quality arts and culture, as part of their strategy Achieving great art and culture for everyone.
Due to these developments, Arts Council and Trinity College London have agreed steps to ensure a smooth transition to the new Artsmark. As part of this, schools and other organisations that wish to participate in Artsmark are encouraged either to get involved in piloting, which will run from April 2015 to July 2015, or apply when Artsmark is formally launched in September 2015.