Tuesday 20th May 4 - 6pm, Great Bow Wharf, Langport TA10 9PN

RIO, the Arts Council England's Bridge organisation for the south west, and Spaeda  are coming together to deliver a free briefing for anyone interested in finding out more about Artsmark.

We believe that all children and young people should have access to and be able to participate in a range of high quality arts and cultural experiences throughout all stages of their education.

Artsmark (www.artsmark.org.uk)  is Arts Council England's flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. It is delivered by Trinity College London. Artsmark enables education settings to evaluate, celebrate and strengthen a quality arts offer. It's a nationally recognised sign of commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. Artsmark is nationally recognised as demonstrating excellence in arts and cultural provision. Holding Artsmark status demonstrates that your school or setting values the arts and culture.

Any school, college or youth justice organisation in England can apply for Artsmark to recognise their offer to children and young people up to 19 years old. If you offer arts and cultural experiences to your children and young people and want to recognise and evaluate the quality of your provision and develop a framework to strengthen it further then apply for Artsmark status.

This free briefing is for anyone new to Artsmark and those at the start of their application journey. It will provide an overview of the award, the application process and assessment criteria as well as enabling you to hear from existing Artsmark settings about their experience. You will meet an Artsmark trainer and Validator and be able to gain a very practical insight into what is involved.

To find out more about this free briefing and to book your place visit: