Tatevik Sargsyan

Programme Manager Team: Social innovation and investment

Tatevik works across our innovation programmes providing project management, design and implementation of key initiatives.

She manages our education innovation programmes, The Young Academy (an accelerator and social investment fund for education ventures) and Let Teachers Shine Accelerator (supporting teacher-led innovations with development workshops and coaching). She also works on Reimagining Rent, the UK’s only innovation support programme for the private rented sector, focussing on initiatives tackling issues of affordability, quality and security for vulnerable renters including those on low incomes.

Tatevik is broadly interested in working towards a more circular economy and approaches to achieving social impact. She has a subject-specific interest in the arts and cultural policy. Through the work of The Young Foundation and others, she is looking to learn more about catalytic innovation models to create systemic social change through scaling and replication and new models of funding.

Prior to joining The Young Foundation, Tatevik worked with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in London and Lisbon (HQ), as well as its sister charity Saint Sarkis Charity Trust. In the UK Branch, she worked on the development, design and delivery of the Participatory Performing Arts strand. In Lisbon, at the Armenian Communities Department, she worked across research and communications. She led on various research-based projects, including a needs assessment of the Armenian diaspora in Spain and contributed towards a seminar report, ‘Armenians in 2115: Strategic Directions for the Twenty-First Century’. She also worked on developing policies and programmes for the Publication and Translation strand, resulting in the launch of The Calouste Gulbenkian Translation Series.

After graduating with an LLB in Law & German, she completed an MSc in Public Policy at the University College London (UCL), and worked within the arts and publishing, as well as doing placements within UK Parliament and law firms in the UK and Germany. Tatevik has also contributed towards international arts and culture publications.


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