Artsmark & Arts Award

Arts Award

Arts Award is 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.

By progressing through the five levels, young people get to:

*discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in arts activities
*experience arts events
*develop creative and communication skills that are essential for success in 21st century life
*explore the work of artists and craftspeople and gain insights into the professional arts world
*gain experience and knowledge to help progress into further education and employment

For more information on the Awards visit


Arts Award Supporter Logo

Junction, an Arts Award Supporter

Junction is keen to help children and young people achieve their Arts Award. Not only are we a registered Arts Award Centre delivering our own Arts Awards, we are also an Arts Award Supporter, meaning that we’d like to help others gain their Arts Awards. We have a wide programme of theatre, dance and music that you can book tickets to come and experience.

There are also lots of other ways we can help you achieve your Arts Award including:

*FREE Q&A with visiting companies/artists where available and appropriate
*workshops with visiting companies (additional costs chargeable)
*touch tours of theatre sets or installations for children with additional needs
*as a registered Arts Award centre, Junction is happy to help children take Arts Award. This can be individual children (not part of a group) or children involved in Junction’s regular activities.
*support local schools in their delivery of Arts Award.
*arts award training

If you’d like to talk to us about Arts Award, contact Andra Chelcea on or 01405 763652

In 2018 Junction worked in partnership with Boothferry Primary School and Kingsway Primary School through a Children and the Arts and IVE funded project which delivered 165 Arts Awards.

Kingsway Primary School pupils holding their Arts Award certificates.


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. Schools follow an application process and are awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum.

Arts Council England Artsmark Partner, supporting cultural education, endorsed by Arts Council England.

Regional support to schools is offered by Arts Council Bridge organisations, for Yorkshire this is IVE.

Junction, an Artsmark Partner

Junction works very closely with schools in its locality, linking in with the Goole Area Schools Partnership and is a lead partner on the East Riding LCEP. We are able to offer support for schools wishing to become Artsmark Schools.

We can do this by:

*Termly Art Co-ordinator/Music Co-ordinator meetings, a chance to meet other teachers and Artsmark schools
*one to one support for local schools to develop Statement of Commitment and Case Studies