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 (Maternity Leave Cover) Clare Mitchell manages Arts Connects relationships with the regions Local Cultural Education Partnerships helping the build and strengthen cultural educational offer as a key part of local placemaking agendas. Clare is a arts education professional with over 25 years of experience working both a strategic management of arts…

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…

Susan Goodwin

Associate Director, Cultural Sector Partnerships Susan works on a strategic level to ensure quality cultural provision for children and young people across the West Midlands. Working with arts and heritage organisations, libraries, archives, networks and partnerships, Susan supports the creative ambitions of learning and participation professionals. Susan led an arts organisation in the North West…

Felicity Martin

Communications and Marketing Manager Felicity manages Arts Connect’s marketing and communications strategy and its implementation. Felicity is a marketing and events professional with over 19 years of experience at a management level in the educational, charitable and arts sectors. Felicity has worked for a variety of organisations from the University of Warwick, the National Deaf…

Pepita Hanna

Associate Director, Partnerships and Investment Pepita works at a strategic level with the education, arts and cultural sectors in the West Midlands to improve arts provision and develop the next generation of arts education leaders. She manages Arts Connect’s Partnership Investment scheme and also forges cultural education partnerships, bringing organisations together to work cohesively in…