Arts Award & Artsmark Partnership

Artsreach is an Arts Award Supporter!

In rural areas it can be hard to access high quality, live professional performances and workshops, but Artsreach events take place right across the County in over 50 communities:

  • Artsreach programmes a broad range of performances – theatre, dance, puppetry, spoken word and live music
  • Our programme features work from national and international performers, diverse companies, and work from both established and emerging performers.
  • Artsreach tickets are excellent value with a concession for under 18s – we want to see more young people at our performances!
  • Rural touring events happen in community spaces, making them very intimate and informal in nature. The audience can chat to performers after the show, look at the set and props, meet puppets and ask questions – we think this makes our events a more exciting experience
  • Many of our events feature a post show Q & A or pre show workshops – please ask for more details!
  • We love to receive reviews of shows from our audiences. Young people can give short reviews via email, or on social media via Twitter and Facebook – we particularly love to see post-show video reviews!
  • We are committed to working with young people who may be interested in a career in the creative industries, by offering work experience placements and internships. Contact us for more information

Artsreach is also an Artsmark Partner!

As an Artsmark partner we support educational establishments on their Artsmark journey to embed arts and culture across the curriculum. We aim to engage and build new audiences through schools and families, and develop deeper and longer term relationships with education settings, understanding their needs and priorities. We can offer schools workshops as well as visits to exhibitions and performances, giving children and young people that vital opportunity to learn through the arts and develop their creativity.

If you want to find out more about how Artsreach can support Young People taking part in Arts Award, or perhaps you are an Artsmark school looking to get in touch, then please contact us by emailing