If you work with schools and are not already an Artsmark Partner, Curious Minds – the Arts Council England’s Bridge Organisation for the North West Region – would like to invite you to find out more about the Artsmark Partnership Programme.
Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England.
The Artsmark Partnership Programme is an Arts Council England endorsed network of arts and cultural organisations and freelancers that understand the Artsmark criteria and can support schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey to embed arts and culture across the curriculum. The North West region has the most Artsmark registered schools in England.
Many schools are using the Artsmark Award as a process to look at their provision and curriculum in light of the new Ofsted framework which is focusing much more on a broad and balanced curriculum and cultural capital.
Some schools are now also considering how they can use their Artsmark journey to help develop their Recovery Curriculum following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here’s why you should join, if you haven’t already:
- Engage and build new audiences through schools and families
- Support to map your current offer against Artsmark criteria
- A framework to support development of your CYP offer and respond to the Cultural Education Challenge
- Gain a better understanding of the needs and priorities of education settings
- Develop deeper, longer term relationships with education settings
- Contribute to, and benefit from, signposting and sharing of best practice with like-minded organisations
- During this session we will also discuss how arts and cultural professionals could develop their offers to support Artsmark schools with their priorities as they begin to reopen following the UK lockdown and what those future partnerships may look like.
To become a partner you are required to attend a free online briefing. Their next session is taking place on Thursday, 10 December 2020, 10am – 1230pm. The briefing will outline the Artsmark Award and give you an opportunity to start thinking about how your schools offer aligns with Artsmark.
At the end of the briefing they will ask you to confirm that you want to become a Artsmark Partner and if agreed, then your details will be sent to Arts Council England.
If you would like to book onto this event please follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/
If you are interested in attending a briefing but are unable to make the above date, keep an eye out on their Eventbrite bookings page for future sessions: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/