Artsmark brings learning to life through arts and culture.

Artsmark, awarded by Arts Council England, has been designed by schools, for schools. 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. 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.

Journeys Festival International is proud to support schools on their Artsmark journey to help both teachers and pupils enrich and invigorate their learning experience and learning environment through creativity.

We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to experience, explore, participate in the arts and have the chance to unlock their creativity. Through our diverse programme of year-round festival activity and breadth of connections with artists, performers and arts venues, we can support teachers, pupils, schools and alternative education provisions through their Artsmark journey and can provide specific, tailored opportunities to help you to achieve your Artsmark award.


If you’d like more information or to arrange an informal chat about your requirements, please contact

Arts Awards

Arts Awards are a range of unique qualifications that support anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry. There are 5 levels of award – DISCOVER, EXPLORE, BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD. Arts Awards aim to help young people to discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in arts activities, experience arts events, develop creative communication, explore the world of artists and craftspeople and gain skills which will help them to progress into further education and employment. All successfully completed Arts Awards receive an official certificate, accredited by Trinity College London.

ArtReach is both an Arts Awards Supporter, meaning we can help you to achieve arts awards by signposting you to participate in the festivals and activities we organise AND an Arts Awards Centre, meaning we have trained staff who can run and accredit Arts Awards in DISCOVER, EXPLORE, BRONZE and SILVER levels.

We can help you gain an

Arts Award!

We have trained Arts Advisers in our team who will be able to guide you through the fun and exploration of discovering art forms and artists through a range of exciting hands-on activities.  

We host major Festivals annually across the UK, in cities such as Leicester, Manchester, Portsmouth and London, all of which feature a wide range of arts events and activities through which you could gain a DISCOVER or EXPLORE award. We also have the ability to create bespoke projects for your school, please get in touch if you'd like to find out more.

Whether you’d like to achieve a DISCOVER award in a day through one of our specially designed workshops or you’d like to take on a longer project to research and develop your knowledge of the arts to achieve a BRONZE award, we can help!

Arts Awards

If you’d like more information or to arrange an informal chat about your requirements, please contact






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