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Apples and Snakes – Artsmark Workshops for Schools

Location(s)London & surrounding counties
Key StagesEYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability10,000,000
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by the provider

More about this Workshop/Service and the Provider

We champion the development of extraordinary artists. Want to get involved in spoken word? You are in the right place.

As England’s leading spoken word poetry organisation, we exist to support poets at all stages of their careers. Working with inspiring people and organisations, we run regular live events and artist development programmes across the country. Through our Book a Poet scheme, we can help you find the best visiting artists for your workshops and events. We produce work in collaboration with other charities and organisations, including libraries, prisons, and housing associations.

We believe that working collaboratively helps ensure that unheard voices become heard. Apples and Snakes is proud to have worked in partnership with a number of organisations, including BAC, Free Word, Southbank Centre, Rich Mix, Tate, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Penguin Random House, Barbican Theatre Plymouth, Hull City of Culture, Roundhouse, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, RSC, Arc Stockton, The Royal Court, #Merky, EUTC, BBC, Brighton Dome, Nottingham Playhouse, and many more.

What is Artsmark?

Artsmark is a nationally recognised accreditation demonstrating excellence in arts and cultural provision. It is a way of celebrating and recognising your organisation’s success in these key areas.

How can Apples and Snakes help you with Artsmark?

If you book a poet or storyteller through us to come to your school and deliver a performance, workshops or an INSET, this can contribute towards your Artsmark. You can Book a Poet here. Our experienced poets can deliver workshops and performances linked to World Book Day, National Poetry Day, Celebrating Black History, How to Teach Poetry and other themes at your request.

Who can apply?

All primary and secondary schools, further education colleges and youth justice settings in England can apply for Artsmark.

Why should my organisation apply for Artsmark?

Achieving Artsmark status demonstrates that your school or setting has a number of very special qualities. It demonstrates that you:
  • have an arts and cultural provision for all children and young people
  • are forward thinking and open to development
  • are committed to investing in your staff and young people, in effect nurturing talent
  • are committed to listening to your students and providing opportunities for your community
  • have an effective approach to building sustainable relationships with arts and cultural organisations
  • value the arts and culture through a broad and balanced curriculum


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