33 Today!

It’s our birthday! 33 years ago today we were founded then known as Cleveland Arts we were established as an independent arts development trust for the County of Cleveland.

As part of our big move we’ve been documenting our archives and we stumbled across the original share transfer documents from our first two directors, Michael Malley and John O’Donnell, which made Cleveland Arts as company Limited by Guarantee rather than shares (though this happened about a month after we were founded):

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Quick Quiz Question

Participate in our twitter quiz. What was top of the charts in the UK when TVA was founded?

Localism

Tees Valley Arts is a partner in mima’s upcoming localism project and we’d be very interested in any stories you can tell us about tva over the last 33 years, please leave your feedback in the comments below!

TVA is a participatory arts organisation, based in Middlesbrough and working across the Tees Valley, helping people change and improve their lives by taking part in the arts. TVA is a small organisation which makes a big impact in imaginative and unexpected ways.