Artsmark Spark – applications closing 31st December 2021!

Would you like funding to develop arts & cultural learning in your setting?

Are you interested in embarking upon or renewing your Artsmark journey?

Are you looking to build connections with arts & cultural partners to support the curriculum, and to help increase the wellbeing of pupils and staff?

If it’s a yes to any of these, and you are a Somerset school, the Artsmark SPARK! scheme is for you…

Artsmark SPARK! is an opportunity for Somerset schools to access funding, CPD and support, for developing arts & cultural learning in their setting.

Managed by Spaeda, with funding from Sound Foundation Somerset and Real Ideas Organisation, the scheme aims to provide a boost to teaching, learning, and creativity in schools, especially in these challenging times.

Schools can apply for up to a £1500 grant for their Artsmark journey! To access this, you need to commit to registering for Artsmark, and pledge match funding up to £500. This needs to be ‘new’ funds, meaning anything that hasn’t been used on arts or culture before and won’t take away from other planned cultural activity. If you have already registered for Artsmark, you would still be eligible for this scheme as long as this was done no earlier than Sept 2018. Renewing schools are also eligible to apply.

As well as the match funding, you will be able to access a wide range of creative CPD for staff, resources, and support with writing your Statement of Commitment for Artsmark, including connecting with cultural partners.

Applications to join the scheme close at 5pm on 31st December – so be quick to secure this funding and support for your school! NB you just need to apply to the scheme by this date by completing the application form below. You can then register and get started with your Artsmark journey following that.


APPLY NOW via this short application form

Read more about Artsmark here: www.artsmark.org.uk  

If you have any queries about the Artsmark SPARK! scheme, please contact us on: artsmark@spaeda.org.uk