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We are currently working through the detail of the latest government announcements which affect Leicester city and parts of the county. 

Find out more about the support and guidance available, and any changes to our services.

Increased restrictions for Leicester and parts of Leicestershire announced 

Artsmark - learning through arts and culture

Bringing learning to life through arts and culture in your local library.

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and educational settings, awarded by Arts Council England.

Schools are awarded silver, gold or platinum status based on their achievements. Your local Leicestershire library can support and add value to your Artsmark journey through:

  • continued professional development opportunities for teachers
  • performances linked to the curriculum for students
  • visits to exhibitions and opportunities to exhibit work made in school
  • family learning and engagement in literacy
  • support and input on evaluation methods and impact measures.

Support for your Artsmark journey

Libraries work in partnership with Spark Arts and can offer a cultural setting for schools, including:

  • performance space
  • opportunities to showcase performances to family and friends
  • quiet study areas
  • exhibition space
  • family activities and events
  • family and community learning
  • live theatre
  • code clubs.
  • volunteering opportunities.

To find out how we can support your school or group, please email:


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