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About Us

Tees Valley Arts is a charity that uses the arts to create social change.

We believe that the arts and culture create societies and offer challenges to the status quo. Communities have a right to tell their stories which reflect their past and will shape their future. Tees Valley Arts will act as a catalyst for all communities to become cultural producers, galvanising creative action and championing positive change.

Working with partners, we will lead in the cultural sector regionally and advocate for our region’s culture in national and international arenas.

who we are

James Beighton

James Beighton

Executive Director

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Peter Neal

Operations Manager

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Miki Rogers


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our trustees

our patrons

our charitable objects

To promote, develop, provide and maintain access to, and engagement in, arts and culture, for the public benefit and education of people in the Tees Valley, particularly those with fewest opportunities to participate in, and to make progress through, such engagement.

where we work

find out more

Tees Valley Arts is currently focusing on the Great Place Tees Valley Programme. Look at all our past projects here.

If, like Izzy, you’re looking for some work experience or if you just have some spare time you’d like to volunteer – we can’t promise you’ll to get to dress up in 70s clothes like Izzy, but here’s hoping! – then please take a look at our opportunities.

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