Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 boosts creative arts funding for local schools

Horsham District Year of Culture 2019, in conjunction with Christ’s Hospital School and Berkeley Homes is delighted to offer arts and creative funding to all Horsham District schools who apply for the nationally recognised Artsmark award.

Schools in the Horsham District have an excellent reputation for creativity and the Artsmark award is a great opportunity to demonstrate and recognise this talent in their own environments.  Awarded by Arts Council England, Artsmark helps schools to deliver a high quality arts and cultural education.

Applications are encouraged from all 46 schools in Horsham District but places for full funding (£500) are limited to the first 20 schools to register their interest.

The Year of Culture team, on behalf of Horsham District Council, which supports the project, has invited all local schools to an event on Tuesday 22 May to help them find out how their school could benefit from the Artsmark award and to find out more about the district’s Year of Culture and how they can become involved throughout the 2019 celebrations.

Once registered, primary school representatives will be invited to a training conference hosted by Christs Hospital School to provide support in applying for the award.

Commenting on the opportunity, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure Cllr Jonathan Chowen said:

“I am delighted that this scheme is fully funded by the Year of Culture 2019 as a result of the sponsorship from Christ’s Hospital School and Berkeley Homes, making the opportunity completely free for our schools.

“It represents a rare opportunity which not only adds to the celebration of the Year of Culture but also creates a legacy for excellence in creativity amongst local schools long after 2019.

“I would encourage local schools to register their interest for the Artsmark award as soon as possible to benefit from the full amount of funding available.”

Schools wishing to apply for Artsmark funding should email [email protected].

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Notes to editors

  •  Artsmark has been designed by schools, for schools, to align with School Improvement Plans and support core EBACC and STEM priorities, giving the curriculum breadth and balance.
  • As well as recognising schools that are making the arts come alive, the Artsmark award is a practical and valuable tool for enriching a school’s arts provision whatever the starting point.
  • Artsmark has a common sense application process that is light on paperwork and flexible to each school. Find out more about the process, timeline for completing the award and how Artsmark works on their website.
  • It provides schools with access to enviable networks of leading cultural organisations that will enable them to use the arts to engage and develop happy, self-expressed and confident young people and inspire teachers.
  • Artsmark supports Arts Award which recognises the creative development of individual young people.

Schools are awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum levels, based on their achievements

Posted in 2018, News.

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