culture and education

We strive to create better opportunities for connecting young people to arts, culture and education.

Our cultural education programmes centre on a collaborative approach to supporting access to arts and culture for children and young people. Working with other organisations, education settings and young people, we help to build the gateways that lead children and young people to inspiring experiences.

Explore our range of cultural education programmes below.


Awarded by Arts Council England, the Artsmark programme helps schools to provide a high-quality arts and cultural education while meeting Ofsted requirements. Over 243 schools are currently registered for Artsmark in East Midlands.

arts award

A range of unique qualifications supporting anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders.

arts alliances

Working to build and invest in strong partnerships across the East Midlands, helping more children and young people access creativity.

creative schools networks

Join our community of schools passionate about art and culture in young lives.

funding support programme

Free support for anyone seeking funding to broaden access to the arts for children and young people in the East Midlands.