Tess Denman-Cleaver

Senior Programme Manager (Young People & Communities)

Tess is Senior Programme Manager (Young People & Communities) at New Writing North. She joined the organisation in 2021 as a Programme Manager, having previously worked as a freelance Programmer and Artist, as well as Producer for the Women Artists of the North East Library and Producer (Artists’ Moving Image) at Tyneside Cinema. Tess was Artistic Director of Tender Buttons theatre company between 2010-2018 and Programmer for The Northern Charter between 2015-2018. Prior to joining the organisation, Tess often worked as a mentor and theatre director with New Writing North, supporting artists and writers to develop new work for performance. She has a PhD in landscape, philosophy and art from Newcastle University.

Contact Tess at [email protected]