Eileen Atkins, Area Manager, Tees Valley and County Durham
As an area manager, I get to know schools and cultural organisations in Tees Valley and County Durham, supporting them and connecting them together through partnerships and information sharing. I manage our Arts Award programme, working closely with The Customs House, our Arts Award strategic delivery partner.
I grew up in County Durham and started my career at Beamish Museum. I spent a few years in Warwickshire developing community programmes and then became learning officer at Discovery Museum, Newcastle. I’ve also had seconded roles on regional programmes through Renaissance in the Regions and the previous Bridge North East programme. I was a creative agent through Creative Partnerships and I’m an experienced Arts Award adviser, having taken young people through Silver and Gold levels.
Outside of work, I love playing and listening to music, drawing, films and I am also currently studying for an MSc degree through Northumbria University.