What is Artsmark?  

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It recognises schools that are making the arts come alive by introducing culture and creativity across the curriculum to engage their pupils and increase confidence.


Find out more about the Artsmark accreditation here.


Artsmark and The Watermill 

The Watermill offers a range of opportunities that can assist your school's Artsmark application. We offer the following opportunities and discounts for schools who are on their Artsmark journey:


  • Consultation with a member of our Outreach team to discuss how The Watermill can support your Artsmark progression.
  • One free backstage tour for up to 16 students (subject to availability).
  • 20% discount or workshops connected to a mainstage show. This offer is available to schools who have booked tickets to see a performance at The Watermill.
  • 10% off workshops to support the delivery off your curriculum.

Visit our schools' workshops page to find out more about the workshop opportunities we can offer your students.


Arts Award

Artsmark also supports young people to achieve their Arts Award.

Find out more about how The Watermill can support the delivery of the Arts Award here.




Contact us

If you would like more information about how The Watermill can support your schools on their Artsmark journey, please contact the Outreach Team on 01635 570934 or email