Look for the Arts Award and Artsmark logos on our CPD, projects and performances, these indicate the content and provision will support children and teachers learning and opportunities to engage in exciting cultural and artistic activities.
Edsential Music Tutors can assess children and young people to achieve a Music Medal. The First Access Instrumental Learning Programme and the ABRSM Music Medal awards may be used by schools to contribute towards their Artsmark and ArtsAwards.
Artsmark has been designed by schools, for schools, to align with School Improvement Plans and support core EBACC and STEM priorities, giving the curriculum breadth and balance.
As well as recognising schools that are making the arts come alive, the Artsmark award is a practical and valuable tool for enriching a school’s arts provision whatever the starting point: It provides schools with access to enviable networks of leading cultural organisations that will enable them to use the arts to engage and develop happy, self-expressed and confident young people and inspire teachers.
Artsmark supports Arts Award which recognises the creative development of individual young people.
Arts Awards are a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone 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, music and performances.
Through progressing through the five levels, young people get to:
There are no entry requirements, no time limit for completing the award, and no set rules on how to present final work.
Arts Award’s flexible framework means it can fit around a wide range of arts, cultural and heritage activities and projects, including creative and technical roles. It can be delivered in many ways and in a wide range of settings. You can map it to your existing activity or use it to kick-start something new.
Arts Award delivery happens in curriculum or extra-curricular programmes and enrichment options, museum or heritage projects, weekly clubs or groups, and partnership projects.
To find out more, download the Arts Award Guide containing everything you need to know about doing Arts Award. Edsential Musical Routes (the Music Education Hub) and Edsential Creative and Performing Arts teams are proud to be supporting and promoting the Arts Council initiative, the Local Cultural Education Partnership.
The direction provided by our bridge organisation, Curious Minds, collaborating with local and national organisations to support and promote children’s and young people’s access to Arts and Cultural activities. Edsential is delighted to be working alongside our local and national arts providers, schools and families within the LCEPs in both Cheshire and Wirral; #CheshireLCEP and #WirralLCEP. You can find details of the LCEPs and our Arts Council Bridge organisation, Curious Minds, here.