Artsmark | at People's History Museum

We are a proud Artsmark partner supporting schools to offer enriching arts experiences.

Who Represents Me? project @ People's History Museum
Living History performance @ People's History Museum
pARTicipate workshop, The Art of Protest @ People's History Museum
Self-guided visit @ People's History Museum

What is Artsmark?

Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England.

It supports settings to develop and celebrate their commitment to arts and cultural education.

Why Artsmark?

Every young person should have the opportunity to be creative, and to experience and participate in arts and culture.

  • Build young people’s confidence, character and resilience through creativityArtsmark @ People's History Museum
  • Support the health and wellbeing of pupils through arts and culture
  • Strengthen pupil voice and develop young people’s leadership skills through Artsmark


Visit the Artsmark website for further details on how to get involved.

How can PHM support your Artsmark journey?

All our sessions can be used to reach Silver, Gold and Platinum Artsmark levels

  • Our digital resources link our collections to the curriculum and can be used in the classroom or shared remotely
  • You can book one of our online/outreach cross-curricular sessions, delivered by artists and actors that use drama or art to spark pupils’ creativity and ignite their passions
  • If you are interested in developing a partnership with us on a deeper engagement project we can offer bespoke sessions, access to enriching collections, and work with professional artists (subject to funding)


If you have an idea or would like to find out more you can contact the Learning Team on or 0161 838 9190.

PHM Learning Programme
pARTicipate workshop @ People's History Museum

Case Study

Who Represents Me? project with Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), 2018

Artsmark response @ People's History Museum

Who Represents Me? project with Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) @ People's History Museum

During the Who Represents Me? project in 2018, students from Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) worked with a photographer to discuss what representation meant to them and create digital self-portraits.

The students discussed topics important to them, learnt new skills and got out of the classroom and into the museum and their community.

Their award winning artwork was displayed in PHM’s major exhibition for 2018, Represent! Voices 100 Years On, a crowdsourced exhibition reflecting on those who campaigned for better representation in the past, asking how far we have really come 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act (1918).

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