The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. The programme aligns with School Improvement Plans and supports core EBACC and STEM priorities. It’s open to primary, secondary and special schools, pupil referral units, youth offending teams and sixth form colleges.
Schools and education settings are supported by our regional bridge organisation, The Mighty Creatives. They will support you by running Artsmark Development Days, support sessions, giving you advice by phone, email or in person, sharing practical resources and introducing you to leading cultural organisations in your area, including our Artsmark Partners.
Find out more on the Mighty Creatives website.
Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible. It enables young people to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills and achieve a national qualification.
The award can be undertaken in many settings such as arts centres, colleges and schools, community projects, libraries, galleries, local authorities, theatres, youth clubs and youth justice settings.
Find more detailed information on the Arts Award website
Can you help the Literacy Trust create original online content? Content from people in the local community has been very popular on their Facebook pages, take a look at the Read On Nottingham Facebook page to see..
Story-telling videos from local teachers, writing challenges by local authors and updates and activities from Literacy Champions. If you’re coming up with brilliant literacy-based ideas to keep your family or community entertained during this period, please share them with them with the Literacy Trust, they will make sure others know about it. Email any suggestions for digital content to Nottingham@literacytrust.org.uk
Fast-track Art History Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and A level courses for state supported students, offered free of charge online, and pandemic permitting, as a hybrid with some students in museums and galleries on Saturdays during term-time in the 2020-21 academic year.
The course has been offered for the last six years to a wide range of state maintained sector students, many from BAME and/or widening participation backgrounds, and for the past four years on term-time Saturdays at museums and galleries. Find out more on the Art History Link Up website.
Please check back for dates of creative teacher network meetings, NST Arts network events and Arts Mark development meetings; including opportunities to help shape future arts and cultural offers for schools, families and children and young people. Dates for 2021 coming soon!