Shannel James

Shannel James, Creative Careers Progression and Employability Programme Manager Shannel is the Creative Careers Progression and Employability Programme Manager at Arts Connect and is currently on role at the University of Wolverhampton completing her Master’s in Education. Shannel has a keen interest to ensure all children and young people, are at the forefront of all…

Johannah Sangster

Johannah Sangster, Marketing and Communications Assistant Johannah is the Communications and Marketing Assistant at Arts Connect, focusing on social media and digital asset creation. She has a background in musical theatre and performance, which led her to move from the Norfolk countryside to the University of Wolverhampton to study. This passion for the arts continued…

Lucy Carlton Walker

Lucy Carlton-Walker, LCEP Manager Lucy supports and develops the Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs) across the West Midlands who work collectively to ensure that all children and young people aged 0 to 25 in their localities have access to high quality arts and culture. Each CEP is formed of partners who are activists in their…

Eleanor Rattenbury

Eleanor Rattenbury, Administrator: Artsmark Eleanor is the administrator for Artsmark at Arts Connect. She supports the day to day running of the Artsmark programme by processing enquiries, liaising with staff and teachers who are on their Artsmark journey and preparing documents and materials for sessions and events. Eleanor is a freelance creative, working in the…

Clare Mitchell

Clare Mitchell, LCEP Manager (Coventry, Warwickshire and Birmingham) Arts on Referal Programmes Coordinator Clare Mitchell manages two programmes of activity at Arts Connect. They are; 1. Warwickshire Arts on Referral Programme – Clare coordinates two Arts on Referral Programmes across Warwickshire. The work has been commissioned by Warwickshire County Council. We are working closely with…

Gemma Corden

Gemma Corden, Team Administrator Gemma is Arts Connect’s Team Administrator, responsible for keeping the office running smoothly and coordinating the organisation’s varied programme of events. She also supports the organisation’s communications activities. Gemma is an experienced arts administrator – before joining Arts Connect she spent a decade with a charitable arts organisation, supporting the development…

Becky Thompson

Becky Thompson, Arts Award Manager Becky has a degree in Fine Art and was an Art and Design teacher for 12 years in Birmingham and Wolverhampton schools. At Moreton School, Wolverhampton, Becky occupied a number of positions, she was the Head of Year for a range of year groups from years 7 to year 11,…

Rebecca Hardy

Film and Digital Programme Developer Rebecca co-ordinates Arts Connect’s film network, including our film ambassadors programme. She searches out new opportunities for children and young people to be involved in film and advises how organisations can offer film and digital as part of Arts Award. She also works with agencies including Into film and the…

Jane Jarman

Finance and Operations Manager Jane is responsible for Arts Connect’s Finance and operations, including contracts, governance, reporting and administration. Jane has many years of experience working with a variety of organisations which seek to improve the life chances of children and young people. This includes charities and a local authority. When she is not at…

Helen Frost

Senior Programme Manager: Artsmark Helen has been a keen artist all of her life and loves that her role ensures that young people can be passionate about the arts and have great arts experiences in school. On a day to day basis Helen oversees the strategy, management and delivery of the Artsmark Award in the…