Accreditation Opportunities

Arts Award 

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  • Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports individuals aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.

  • Offering progression through five levels, Arts Award supports individual creative development in any setting. It is designed to increase young people’s experience and understanding of arts practitioners and cultural organisations and to embrace new art forms and technologies. Visit the website to find out more about Arts Award.

  • Arts Award is offered by arts centres, colleges and schools, community projects, libraries, galleries, local authorities, theatres, youth clubs and youth justice settings. You can find your nearest Arts Award centre here.



  • Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It provides a clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum. Each school nominates an Artsmark lead who works with a senior leader to map their planning to school improvement or development priorities.

  • Leeds Schools are supported throughout their Artsmark journey by IVE, the Arts Council England Bridge Organisation for Yorkshire and the Humber. IVE provides training, advice, support and introductions to leading cultural organisations in Leeds and beyond. IVE offers regular Artsmark briefings.

  • Schools are awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum, based on their achievements. Many Leeds schools are taking part, you can see the list here.

  • The application process is light on paperwork and flexible to each school.


Find out more on the Artsmark website.