Arts Award and Artsmark

Resources and Support

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Anvil Arts is an Arts Awards supporter and Artsmark partner. This means we are able to help groups in completing their Arts Awards (but we do not run our own sessions. Our Community Engagement Manager is an Advisor so can deliver individual sessions discussing how Arts organisations are run.

We are also able to support schools who are on their Artsmark journey with our partner offer.

Your Arts Award and Artsmark journey during Lockdown

We know that some of you are able to continue to work on your Arts Awards or keep on with your Artsmark journey during lockdown, which is excellent, so we want to make sure we’re still here to support your work.

At the moment, we are able to offer the following:

Arts Award

  • Resources for making musical instruments and playing music at home from our Musication Station team. Videos are available at Musication Station Facebook page or at Anvil Arts YouTube (perfect for Discover and Explore Arts Awards)
  • An online meeting with our Community Engagement Manager about how to run an Arts organisation and careers in the Arts
  • Support with moderating (Discover, Explore and Silver)


  • Support with writing your Statement of Commitment
  • Advice on how to embed the Quality Principles

If you are working on either your Arts Award or Artsmark, then we would love to hear from you, so please get in touch with our Community Engagement Manager, Flis Pitman, at, to find out how we can help.



Location: Schools within the borough of Basingstoke and Deane

Suitable for: KS2 upwards / SEN groups

No. spaces per cohort: Up to around 90 - 100

What children will explore: New artforms, researching arts activities and venues, creating, sharing and presenting their work

Benefits for teachers: Great for supporting Artsmark journeys, introduces a range of arts subjects, supports confidence-building, and offers a qualification for young people to add to their experience and portfolio

Cost: Trinity College applies charges for arts logs and submitting work for moderating

BONUS: Young people will gain a Arts Award qualification (Explore upwards)

For more details: Visit

Running the Arts Award can help support your Artsmark status and can contribute to your cultural capital when being reviewed by Ofsted.

Our Arts Award Supporter offer includes:

  • Six hours of time from a trained and experienced member of our team – this can be used for delivering sessions directly, providing tours or talks at The Anvil, or helping with planning your own sessions
  • Advice and support throughout your delivery of the Arts Award from Discover to Silver levels
  • Assisting with administration to the delivery of your Arts Award

Get in touch with us if you are interested in learning more about the Arts Award. It can introduce Arts and culture to young people in a new and exciting way that does not necessarily involve performance. It also allows them to adapt projects in a way that suits them.


Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools and other education settings. It is accredited by Arts Council England and can support Ofsted inspections.

For more information, visit

Our Partner Offer

Your Artsmark journey will be unique to your school and your students, which is why Anvil Arts is at hand to provide bespoke support.

When writing your Statement of Commitment Anvil Arts can:

If you want to talk to someone about how Anvil Arts can support your school or setting, then please contact our Community Engagement Manager Flis Pitman

To find out more about how your setting can start its Artsmark journey, contact are based in Southampton and are the Bridge organisation that supports our work with Arts Council England.


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