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Artsmark Partner 

Mbilla Arts is an Artsmark Partner.

Why Artsmark?

Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. It provides a clear and flexible framework for teachers and schools leaders to embed creativity across the whole curriculum and address school improvement priorities.

Artsmark helps schools to demonstrate certain elements of the Ofsted framework and Teaching Standards. Completing your Artsmark journey demonstrates a schools' commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum, as well as contributing to fulfilling SMSC requirements.

Artsmark is also a great way to evidence how your school is providing meaningful careers provision, as well as linking directly to many of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Why Mbilla Arts?

Mbilla Arts is a local organisation with a commitment to inspiring people and connecting communities.  We are committed to community engagement, partnership working and promoting lifelong learning.

We can offer a wide range of art forms linked to African heritage including music, dance, storytelling, drama, poetry and visual arts.  Our offer is suitable for learners from Early Years Foundation stage through to KS4.

As your Artsmark partner, we can:

  • Offer workshops for staff and/or students in school

  • Co-create bespoke Arts Award programmes for Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver

  • Support with funding applications to support our work in your school


Contact for further information

Mbilla Arts offers opportunities for children and young people to achieve Arts Award


We can run workshops in person or over Zoom.  Children and young people can join our Monday evening workshops (there is a charge for these).  Full details are available here

Watching performances/meet the artists/crew/staff

We regularly perform at community events and festivals in and around East London.  These are often free events.  Please follow us on social media or contact us on to find out about our next performances.  We can also arrange for you to meet our artists at events/workshops on request.


Work experience/volunteering opportunities

We are able to offer work experience and volunteering opportunities for young people age 16 and over.  These can include administrative support, workshop support and event management. 

For further information, contact our Director, Chantelle Michaux, who is also a trained Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver Arts Award Adviser.  Email 

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