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Festival of Thrift 2018 Opportunities

VIEWPOINTS – Call for Artists For the first time, with support from Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) Festival of Thrift is inviting artists to propose public artworks for our wider programme outside the dates of the Festival of thrift in September 2018. In total, we will be commissioning/programming 3-5 pieces within a budget range of …

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Creative Writer for Thorntree Roses


Tees Valley Arts seek a Creative Writer for Thorntree Roses Bloom project. Thorntree Roses Bloom The Thorntree Roses are a women’s group living on the Thorntree Estate in Middlesbrough, who are in the fourth and final year of a project funded by the People’s Health Trust called Thorntree Roses Bloom. The group are self-directed and …

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Surplus Music Equipment

Tees Valley Arts has two surplus pieces of music equipment that it would like to dispose of either for charitable purposes or for a donation towards our own charitable funds. They are: Roland A88 Roland V-Drums Portable TD-4KP Enquiries Please get in touch before 22nd December 2017 if you are interested in either of these …

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Help us save this Portrait of Henry Pease

Henry Pease Portrait

Will you help to save this slice of history for our museums? Tees Valley Arts are leading the fundraising effort to save this important portrait of Henry Pease for our region. It will be jointly accessioned by the Head of Steam Museum in Darlington, the Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough and Kirkleatham Museum in Redcar with …

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Day 1


My first day as Executive Director of Tees Valley Arts (TVA) started with none of the apprehension that normally comes with beginning a new job. Partly that’s down to my familiarity with the organisation, the fact that my email has been buzzing with communication for weeks now as the small but busy team here and …

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Rowena’s Farewell

Rowena Sommerville

Dear colleagues and friends, this is my last week as CEO of Tees Valley Arts, and although I will occasionally be around doing some final bits and bobs for TVA, and in my future as a freelancer (again), this is really me waving the big goodbye! I joined TVA (Cleveland Arts) in 1999, so this …

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Thrifty Foundations: a development opportunity for practitioners of all artforms

Tees Valley Arts and the Festival of Thrift present Thrifty Foundations – a wonderful opportunity for artists wanting to learn new skills and to work with amazing people!!! A development opportunity for practitioners of all artforms TVA and Festival of Thrift are delighted to invite artists, makers, writers and performers to apply to work with …

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My Time at Tees Valley Arts – Zoya Din

I have come to Tees Valley Arts for my Year 10 Work Experience from Macmillan Academy and I thoroughly enjoy it. For the past few days, I have been doing computer work and learning how to edit pages on the website. Throughout this process, I think my ICT has progressed massively which could help me …

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