Artsmark in Liverpool
Currently (March 2020) 44% of Liverpool schools (75 out of 171 schools) are registered as Artsmark – this compares with 17% in the North West and 15% in England. Higher Education Institutions and nurseries are not currently eligible for Artsmark. Out of these 75 schools, 23 have been awarded a level and two are on their second round, having both achieved Gold in the first round.
The Liverpool Learning Partnership has directly supported 51 schools on their Artsmark journey over the past four years, including:
- Brokering cultural partnerships
- Funding activity with 27 cultural partners
- Providing and sign-posting to networking and CPD opportunities
Artsmark is a teacher-friendly framework and planning tool to build art and cultural capital into a whole school development plan. The Artsmark website provides all the information you need to register to become an Artsmark school – it costs £500 to register, or £250 for Youth Offending Teams and schools with 100 pupils or less. Once registered, you can access a full development day, resources and support to plan your activity, which you can develop over two years.
Your first step once you’ve registered for Artsmark is to attend a development day, run by Curious Minds on behalf of Arts Council England. Curious Minds is dedicated to improving the lives of children and young people through great art and culture and can offer you further advice and support throughout your Artsmark journey.
Arts and cultural organisations can attend Curious Minds training to become an official Artsmark Partner ready to support schools on their journey.
Schools can check with Curious Minds to see which organisations are recognised as official Artsmark Partners: