What is Artsmark?

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. 20Twenty Productions is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.

What can we offer?

We offer education settings who are working towards, or currently hold an Artsmark Award, with the following opportunities:

Overall our offer to schools is built on ‘collaboration’, with the school and with the artists that we work with.

Our offers have been developed through experience of delivery, working and listening to the children and young people and ensuring that we work as a team with the school and their staff.

We work with a host of talented and experienced industry professional artists from an array of art forms, all of whom we ensure are able to deliver the projects in an exciting, inspiring and engaging way.

We aim to build Arts Award into all our projects offering the children and young people a progression route through their arts and cultural journey, which challenges us to provide experiences which are positive and inclusive.

We often develop the basic offer to work with curriculum topics, these have included: reading, history, theatre, maths and Bear Grylls!  We believe that all curriculum can be taught with an element of creativity and nothing is ‘impossible’.

Offers:  These are our tried and tested projects, however we very keen to discuss how we could support a school and create new projects together.

KS1 & KS2

Discover Days.  Our team work with up to 60 children over a full school day.  The day consists of activity linked to 4 different art forms (to date these have included:  musical theatre, dance, music, visual arts and creative writing).  At the end of the day the children perform a showcase to other students and their parents and all receive a Discover Arts Award certificate.


Theatre Makers.  Theatre makers is delivered over 6-10 weeks with at least 14 hours of delivery.  We work with a curriculum topic and to date we have done linked to; the Celts –Saxons, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Magic Finger, Bear Grylls and young criminals during the 1870’s.  These projects conclude with a performance and in most cases these have been filmed and the children and their parents have been invited to a film premier at a local cinema complex.  All children receive a Discover Arts Award or Explore Arts Award depending on the length of the project.

KS3 & KS4

Music composition and songwriting.  Working with 1 class or a full year group and offering a Bronze Arts Award.  The project enables the young people to work with industry professional musicians.  They produce their own songs and are given opportunities for performance and to develop the songs further to be professionally recorded.  Requires a minimum of 30 hours in school (10 hours with external artists) and commitment from the young people to attend sessions outside of school.

To find out how 20Twenty Productions can support your Artsmark journey, contact katherine@20twentyproductions.co.uk.