Creative Schools Artsmark

School Improvement through the Arts

The Creative Schools programme connects schools with arts opportunities differently by looking at school improvement first — starting with your school’s needs. For the 2017/18 academic year we are excited to be launching an exclusive opportunity for East London schools to apply to be part of an integrated Creative Schools Artsmark.

Apply for your school to take part in Creative Schools Artsmark 

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award programme for schools that helps your school to plan, deliver and evaluate a high quality cultural education that supports wider school improvement.

Schools taking part in the Creative Schools Artsmark programme will receive tailored support from arts education experts in East London to align arts and cultural provision with your school improvement priorities on the journey towards gaining an Artsmark Award.

Why get involved?

  • Tap into support for your school on the Artsmark journey with links into East London’s incredible arts and cultural opportunities without hundreds of emails
  • Help fulfil your school’s development plan with high-quality, arts provision targeting your school’s needs
  • Access bespoke arts development support from professional arts education experts to commission the right projects for your school from across our network East London arts practitioners and cultural organisations
  • Strengthen local links with culture and education leaders on your doorstep

Find out how it works


Apply to be part of the programme using our quick online application form or email us to find out more at

What teachers are saying…

Really helpful and a good way for schools to see what projects are available all in one go, and then pick what would be most helpful to their school. All without having to send a million emails. Newham teacher 

Creative Schools is a very good programme to help you identify needs and put you in contact with other organisations.  Islington teacher

The Symposium was absolutely amazing and me and my colleagues were blown away.  We had such good fun and it really ignited the spark for us and reminded me why I was so keen to be part of Creative Schools.  The Symposium also helped me to see how funding might be acquired to support any projects so made me feel less worried about that side of things. – Redbridge teacher