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Arts Award and Artsmark

Arts Award qualifications are woven into our projects and opportunities

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Arts Award

darts is a skilled and experienced Arts Award facilitator and moderating body. We have collaborated with Doncaster Culture & Education Partnership to create our own Doncaster themed qualification and are adept at weaving in opportunities for children and young people to achieve the different levels of qualification as participants and gallery visitors.

darts artists are very experienced in delivering Arts Awards and have developed approaches for supporting children and young people with disabilities to achieve the award. We have successfully facilitated individuals and groups of young people with severe and profound disabilities to complete the award, which is a significant achievement and engenders real feelings of pride and success in the young people.

Find out more about Arts Awards here.

Gallery Visits

Visits to our exhibitions and arts centre, The Point, are a great way to achieve the ‘arts experiences’ and ‘finding out about arts organisations and artists’ part of your Arts Award. Self facilitated visits are always free. If you would like a member of our staff to meet your group at the beginning of your visit to talk about the organisation and careers in the arts, please just give us a ring to book a visit.

An artist-facilitated visit is an excellent way for schools to support their children’s Arts Award qualification or as part of an Art Week. These sessions change depending on the exhibition as they are inspired by the artworks on show.

A fee applies for artist led sessions. For more information or to make a booking please call Sophie on 01302 493843 or email

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We support schools to achieve Artsmark through Doncaster Cultural Education Education Partnership (DCEP).

Designed by schools for schools, the refreshed Artsmark will help you to embed arts and culture in your whole school improvement plan. Awarded by Arts Council England, Artsmark helps schools to deliver a high-quality arts and cultural education and provides an excellent way to demonstrate this, no matter what your starting point.

We believe that every child should have an opportunity to create, experience and participate in extraordinary work. At the heart of Artsmark, seven quality principles give structure and substance to a curriculum which can unlock the potential of children and young people and help them to develop their skills and talents. The process will enrich, develop and strengthen your school’s arts and culture provision. Artsmark also celebrates your school’s strengths and helps you to share them with the wider world.

As part of their Artsmark journey, getting involved in projects that darts runs and visiting exhibitions and events at The Point, can support schools to enrich, develop and strengthen their cultural provision.

If you would like more information about achieving your Arts Award or Arts Mark contact Director: Arts and Education, Sarah on

You can also contact Aoibheann Kelly, Schools Engagement Manager (Artsmark) Yorkshire region on

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