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Published: Thursday, 28 February 2019


We are delighted to offer schools an invite to take part in the next round of the Coventry Music Artsmark Project.

About Artsmark

Artsmark has been designed by schools, for schools, to support the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum. 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.

Working towards an Artsmark award encourages and supports the development of a broad and balanced curriculum, focussed on the personal development of children and young people. It is therefore a perfect way to prepare for the implementation of the new Ofsted framework.

Artsmark has been reinvented as a common sense process that is light on paperwork and flexible to each school. More information about the Artsmark journey is available here:


About the Coventry Music Artsmark Project 2019 - 2021

In 2016, Coventry Music Hub worked with Arts Council England on a national research project to explore how Music Hubs can support schools working towards an Artsmark award. Ten Coventry schools took part, and have now either achieved their Artsmark award, or are in the final stages of the process.

The next round of the Artsmark project will support ten schools in attaining an Artsmark award in 2021, in time to celebrate their achievements during Coventry’s City of Culture year.

The advantages of working towards Artsmark as part of this project include:

  • Bespoke Artsmark sessions held locally in Coventry
  • Support from an Artsmark consultant, who will work with schools throughout the project
  • Ongoing support, school visits and consultancy from the Coventry Music team
  • Becoming part of a network of schools going through the process together
  • Signposting to opportunities provided by Hub Partners and other arts organisations


We are now opening up applications for the Artsmark project. If you would like your school to take part, please complete an application form and return it to

As you will see from the key dates below, application forms must be received by the end of Friday 8th February

28th January, 2019                  Application forms sent out

8th February, 2019                  Deadline for application forms

28th February, 2019                Artsmark Networking Meeting* (4 – 5:30 pm)

March, 2019                           Schools complete Self-Assessment  

5th April, 2019                         Artsmark Development Day* (9:30 am – 4 pm)

April – July, 2019                    Schools complete Statement of Commitment

19th September, 2019             Artsmark Impact and Evaluation Session* (4 – 5:30 pm)

January – December, 2020    Progress Meetings and Music Hub school visits

Autumn Term, 2020               Case Study Support Session* (date and time tbc)

February – April, 2021           Schools submit final Case Study

September, 2021                    Artsmark / City of Culture Celebration!

*These sessions must be attended by two members of staff from each school, including a member of the Senior Leadership Team

For anymore information contact us at Download an application form here