Our team of volunteers are vital to the success of ART. Without these incredible people offering their time and expertise ART simply would not exist. If you are inspired to help us, you too can improve the quality of the teaching and learning experience in bell towers up and down the country. Your contribution will make a difference!
Thank you to all our volunteers for making ART happen.
Our IT team develops and maintains all the IT infrastructure that delivers ART to your computer. That includes our server, email and our websites - this website, SmART Ringer, Learning the Ropes and Discover Bell Ringing.
Team Members: Lesley Belcher, Rob Parker, Sam Bolingbroke Kate Stanley, Doug Davis, Andrew Hall, Steve Johnson, Simon Lockhart & Paul Kaye.
The team is responsible for developing ART's financial plan and making sure that ART then works within the agreed budget. The team is also responsible for specific financial initiatives such as the ART Supporters Scheme and the sponsorship of the ART Awards scheme.
Team Members: John Cater, Gill Hughes, Anne Sladen, Christine Langton, Lesley Belcher (Supporter Scheme), Stephanie Warboys (ART Award Sponsors), Bernard Taylor from Derbyshire (Independent Examiner)
The Comms team aims to inform, engage and market ART, without over-loading people. It works across a range of different media. The Annual ART Awards reward excellence and share best practice and the ART Conference educates and motivates its Members.
Team Members: Lesley Belcher, Rob Parker, Lesley Belcher (ART Conference), Stephanie Warboys (ART Awards), Simon Needham (ART WORKS), Ruth Suggett & Mike Rigby (Tower Talk), Catherine Sturgess (proof-reading), Chris de Cordova (facebook), Monica Hollows (facebook), Deb Baker (social media), Cathy Booth (podcasts), Beth Johnson (videos)
The merchandising team are responsible for the ordering, quality control, advertising and distribution of ART products. The principal distribution channels are the online store and ART Training Scheme courses, however the merchandising team is always looking for new routes to market.
Team members: Gill Hughes, Tony Goodman, Anne Sladen, assisted by Rob Parker (graphic design) and Neil Ephgrave (video)
Pip and Graham are core members of this team and have developed many of the existing ART schemes, books and DVDs. Other volunteers join the team as they develop products for which they have a passion. If you have something that you'd like to develop why not contact Graham or Pip?
Team members: Tim Sunter, Pip Penney, Graham Nabb
Working alongside Rose and Denise are volunteers who deliver ART to course and workshop delegates and Members from week to week.
Team members: Lesley Belcher, Graham Nabb, Rose Nightingale (ART Administrator), Denise Tremain (Resource Administrator), Sally Bramson (Course Pack Organiser), Richard Booth (Membership Secretary), Elaine Greatrex (DBS Administrator), Adam Knight-Markiegi (Data Analysis)
The governance team sets the strategic direction for ART and makes sure that the management committee effectively manage the organisation and ensure that it fulfils all its legal obligations, including to the Charity Commission.
Team members: ART Trustees - Paul Flavell, Graham Nabb, John Cater, Gill Hughes,Lesley Belcher, Roger Booth, Paul Lewis, Leslie Boyce, Andrew Wilby, assisted by Heather Peachey (Equality)
This important team ensure standards are kept that provide consistency and promote participation. Accreditations are delivered by a network of ART Assessors who are themselves all volunteers. The team gives support and shares good practice across the network.
Team members: Paul Lewis, Graham Nabb, Frank Seabright, Pip Penney, Dee Smith, Stephanie Pattenden (Independent Educational Advisor)
ART Tutors lead day courses across the UK and abroad and link to the course delegates as they work through their skills development period. Learning and skills are shared among the Tutors through regular communication and peer review.
Team members: Graham Nabb, Tutors, Workshop Leaders
Supports and motivates teachers and new ringers by: maintaining and improving resources; responding to enquiries & questions; and recognising the progression of teachers and new ringers through the ART Training and Learning the Ropes schemes.
Team members: Lesley Belcher, Graham Nabb (Teaching Centes & Hubs), Roger Booth (Regional Development), Clare McArdle (Learning the Ropes), Rose Nightingale (ART Administrator), Denise Tremain (Resource Administrator)
If you want to help ART in any capacity then please have a chat with our Chair, Lesley Belcher. We would be delighted to work with you.