Artsmark video tutorials

The Arts Council England have developed and tested seven quality principles in close collaboration with arts and cultural organisations. Their aim is to raise the standard of work that is being produced by, with and for children and young people. The same set of principles are embedded into the Artsmark journey and will be incorporated into the work that your setting does during its Artsmark journey.  This means that your setting will share a set of common qualities with the artists and arts organisations you partner with, giving you a shared agenda to co-create your work.

Getting to know the seven quality principles is a good starting point for your Artsmark journey.  

We have introduced some practical ideas for exploring the quality principles using drama. The following exercises can be used to engage students in conversations about what the quality principles (and so the wider Artsmark journey) mean to the setting; to help gather their input into your planning process and goals; you might also select an exercise to get other staff involved in the planning whilst you prepare to submit your statement of commitment.

You might choose to work your way through all seven drama exercises or to focus on those that are most relevant to your setting’s Artsmark goals.  The exercises can be delivered face to face or virtually and our catalogue of videos will be updated as the range of exercises grows, for you to use and adapt as you need to.

The seven quality principles and their associated drama exercises from Theatre31:

  1. Striving for excellence and innovation: The Power
  2. Being authentic: The last Goodbye
  3. Being exciting, inspiring and engaging: 10 seconds to…
  4. Ensuring a positive and inclusive experience: Channel hopping
  5. Actively involving children and young people: Passports
  6. Enabling personal progression: Scene positions
  7. Developing belonging and ownership: Where am I going?