Awarded by Arts Council England, Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools. As an Artsmark Partner, we support teachers all over Medway and Sheppey who are passionate about embedding art and culture into the lives of their pupils. So if you’re already on the Artsmark path or if you’re considering starting the journey, rest assured we’ll be with you every step of the way.

You can book any Theatre31 activities to support your Artsmark journey as included in this brochure: There may be a specific project that you have planned in your school and you may require advise from Theatre31, or additional, sustained support. This is all part of our role supporting you and advocating your unique Artsmark Journey.

We can also provide support in the form of:

  • Expert advice and guidance on how to harness the power of drama to boost creativity, self-expression and communication skills for your students
  • CPD opportunities for teachers and peers
  • Direct funding for masterclasses delivered in your school by industry professionals, targeted specifically at your students’ creative learning needs.
  • 50% funding for up to ten schools to achieve Artsmark (Medway based schools only)
  • Direct funding for teachers to become Arts Award Advisors

Helping schools to become Artsmark accredited is one of the many ways Theatre31 introduces the world of theatre into the lives of young people, regardless of their background or previous experience. It’s all about co-creation, collaboration and encouraging young people to celebrate their identity and creativity.

Artsmark funding for Medway Schools 

In partnership with ROH Bridge, Theatre31 is pleased to fund 10 Medway schools gain Artsmark. This is for new schools, who haven’t completed Artsmark before and have not submitted a statement of interest. The normal cost is £500 and our funding will contribute 50% of this cost.  

Does your school wish to gain Artsmark and wish to secure funding towards this? Complete our application form. 

If you have any questions, chat to our Head of Programme, Sarah Chiswell-Hornett: 

Theatre31 Artsmark Resource Pack 

Theatre31 is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.

Our vision is to empower communities through theatre, and to make everyone feel a part of this process – including schools. As an Artsmark partner we’re committed to creating long lasting relationships with our partner education settings, tailoring an approach to suit you and your students that follows your individual arts development goals.

We understand the Artsmark criteria and we shape our learning offer to support schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey to embed drama and theatre across the curriculum.

We have created an Artsmark Resource Pack, a free resource available to educators and arts leaders. Full of practical tips about engaging young people with drama, the pack aims to bridge the world of theatre and education.