Tees Valley Cultural Education Partnership

The Tees Valley CEP is working collaboratively to support children and young people living in the Tees Valley through points of transition in their lives through arts and culture.

Aims and objectives

Tees Valley CEP is working collaboratively to support children and young people living in Tees Valley through points of transition in their lives through arts and culture. 

Objectives:

  • To better understand, measure and evaluate how deep and meaningful children and young people‚Äôs arts and culture participation has been and could be
  • To work through Thematic Action Groups, identifying specific priority areas and gathering expertise and commitment toward collective action
  • To ensure authentic and accountable participation of all stakeholder audiences regarding the priority areas, including children and young people.

Current activities

The current Thematic Action Groups (TAGs) are looking at Early Years and Progression into Employment. This work is very new, with overarching priorities having been identified and actions beginning to emerge. 

The aim of the Early Years TAG is to identify and remove barriers to enable equal access for early years to arts and creative activity. 

The aim of the Progression into Employment TAG is to support young people from Tees Valley to progress into creative and entrepreneurial jobs and careers.

Members

  • Eileen Atkins (Area Manager for County Durham and Tees Valley, Culture Bridge North East)
  • John Beeley (Tees Valley Museums NPO)
  • Liam Bradley (Cleveland College of Art and Design)
  • Sara Calgie (The Start Studio, Middlesbrough)
  • Lucy Calton-Walker (Stockton Libraries)
  • Sue Cochrane (Aspire Learning Trust, Redcar & Cleveland)
  • Jo-Anne Cole (Hartlepool Council Education Development)
  • Gemma Dyer (The Princes Trust)
  • Mark Freeman (Stockton Council/Tees Valley Libraries)
  • Sarah Gilligan (Hartlepool Further Education College)
  • Sarah Gouldsbrough (Tees Valley Museums NPO/Darlington Council)
  • Jane Gray (Creative Learning North East and Blue Cabin)
  • Rob Guest (Middlesbrough Town Hall)
  • Katie Hammond (Centre for Excellence in Creative Art)
  • John Hardy (Together to Succeed Alliance)
  • Gwyneth Lamb (Musinc)
  • Beth Major (Hartlepool Youth Services)
  • Deborah Merritt (Stockton Schools Service)
  • Lyndsey Middleton (Darlington Hippodrome)
  • Kerry Newton (Tees Valley Education)
  • Sharon Paterson (Teesside University)
  • Claire Pounder (mima)
  • Susan Robertson (Tees Valley Music Service)
  • Melanie Shee (Creative & Cultural Skills)
  • Andrew Stogdale (Inspire2Learn)
  • Miranda Thain (Theatre Hullabaloo)
  • Annabel Turpin (ARC Stockton)
  • Linda Tuttiett (Tees Valley Combined Authority)
  • Liz Vine (Kirkleatham Museums/Tees Valley Museums NPO) 
  •  Stephen Wiper (Creative Darlington) 

Get in touch

For general information, contact Eileen Atkins at eileen.atkins@twmuseums.org.uk.

If you are specifically interested in early years work, contact Miranda Thain, Chair of the Early Years group, at Miranda@theatrehullabaloo.org.uk

This information will be updated when a Chair for Progression into Employment is identified.