The Artsmark Development day is a full day of CPD for two members of staff (one must be a member of your Senior Leadership Team). The purpose of the day is
The Artsmark Development day is a full day of CPD for two members of staff (one must be a member of your Senior Leadership Team). The purpose of the day is to explain your journey ahead, to support high level planning for the arts and culture in your school and to give you the opportunity to network and share ideas and planning with other schools in your area.
Overview of the Artsmark Process
Artsmark has a common sense application process that is light on paperwork and flexible to your school.
Each school follows these steps to gain an Artsmark award:
Register your school or education setting by completing the short form on our website.
- Undertake a Self-Assessment
Read the Self-Assessment document to find out about the criteria for each Artsmark level, Arts Council England’s Quality Principles and to gauge your schools current level of provision. (Bring this along to the Development Day)
- Attend a Development Day
You have now booked to attend a Development Day with us, your local delivery partner. Here you will start to write your Statement of Commitment.
- Write a Statement of Commitment
Use the Statement of Commitment template to tell us about your goals and objectives for Artsmark. Submit this to Arts Council England within one term of attending the Development Day.
- Deliver and develop your goals
When your Statement of Commitment is accepted you have up to two years to deliver and develop your goals and objectives and submit a Case Study.
- Get support from us, your local delivery partner
We offer support sessions on topics such as evidencing impact and writing your Case Study. These are two hour courses that you can book on to via our website www.artsconnect.co.uk
- Evidence and evaluate the impact
Look back at your Statement of Commitment, Self-Assessment, Quality Principles and the work you have done to evidence and evaluate the impact of Artsmark.
- Write a Case Study
Use the Case Study template to reflect on the journey you have been on since submitting your Statement of Commitment and submit this to Arts Council England.
There is a half termly submission deadline for Case Studies to go forward for Levelling, we will keep you updated of these dates via the Arts Connect newsletter
- Be awarded an Artsmark level
After the Case Study deadline passes you will hear the outcome of your submission by the end of the following academic term. You can be awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum Artsmark award which you hold for two years.
To maintain Artsmark status you should re-register before your award expires and start working towards your next award.