Helen oversees the Artsmark and Arts Award initiatives in the West Midlands. Arts Award can be undertaken by anyone aged 5 to 25 years old. If you are an organisation interested in offering Arts Award, or if you are interested in studying for Arts Award yourself, Helen can help provide the information you’ll need to get started.
Artsmark is an accreditation scheme for schools and education providers that helps develop excellence in the teaching of arts and culture. Helen guides Artsmark schools through the accreditation process.
Prior to joining Arts Connect, Helen was based in the Archives service in Northamptonshire, managing their network of volunteers. She lived in New Zealand for 12 years where she gained a post-graduate qualification in Museum Studies whilst also working with children and young people at a cancer charity.
Outside of the office Helen can be found playing netball or at her running club, or even practicing her ukulele.
Contact Helen if you would like to find out more about Artsmark or Arts Award in the West Midlands.