Statement from Rowena Sommerville re. Arts Council NPO Decision

Tees Valley Arts is very disappointed to have been informed that we are not to be included in the Art Council’s National Portfolio of organisations, and that we have not been awarded the annual support funding that this would have provided. We believe that TVA offers excellent, and sometimes life-changing, activities for the people of the Tees Valley, and we will be working with all our partners to see how we can continue to make this happen.

Rowena was CEO of TVA and is a writer, an illustrator, and a singer; she has published several children’s books, contributed poems to anthologies, worked extensively as a freelance illustrator and sung in venues of all sizes and types, on radio and TV.