Courtyard Arts Centre

Courtyard Arts Centre About Us

Housed in a characterful converted stable block, Courtyard Arts is Hertford’s leading visual arts venue. Our aim is simple: to provide a launch pad for all members of the community to achieve their artistic potential.

On top of an ever-expanding range of creative classes and workshops, we go out into the community to deliver extensive outreach and public art projects. Our wonderful little gift shop provides a showcase for the enterprising creativity of local makers. Curating collections with partner venues allows us to introduce artists’ talents to whole new audiences.

Our gallery hosts diverse exhibitions through the year from both established and emerging artists, including a competitive Open and the opportunity for young artists to develop their practice in residence.

The bustling Centre guarantees a warm welcome with lovely homemade cake... so do drop in to enjoy an exhibition, have a coffee and browse unique gifts and cards from local artists.

As a charity our doors wouldn’t open without the dedicated support of our volunteers and members, and in turn we aim to provide enriching experiences and support personal development. Come along and get involved!

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Courtyard Arts Centre

Port Vale
SG14 3AA

Telephone: 01992 509 596

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My News

Art at the Manor / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-09T00:00:00Z">Wed 09 Oct 2019</span>Art at the Manor / Wed 09 Oct 2019

Courtyard Arts has joined forces with Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club to create a new showcase for contemporary art. Artworks are now on display...

Vacancy - Gallery Manager / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-04-11T00:00:00Z">Mon 11 Apr 2016</span>Vacancy - Gallery Manager / Mon 11 Apr 2016

We are looking to recruit a hands-on Gallery Manager to curate the Courtyard and Hertford Theatre galleries. The successful candidate will be respons...

My Events

Photography and Poetry exhibition - take part! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-29T00:00:00Z">Tue 29 Oct</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-11-23T00:00:00Z">Sat 23 Nov 2019</span> <span>(4 weeks)</span>Photography and Poetry exhibition - take part! / Tue 29 Oct to Sat 23 Nov 2019 (4 weeks)

CALL FOR ENTRIES - NOW OPEN: We invite creative photographers and poets to take part in an exciting new showcase at Hertford Theatre (29th Oct – 23r...

One-Day Print Sale - grab a bargain! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-11-10T00:00:00Z">Sun 10 Nov 2019</span>One-Day Print Sale - grab a bargain! / Sun 10 Nov 2019

One-off opportunity to pick up unique prints and gift cards from the talented printmakers of Courtyard Arts. Extremely affordable prices and perfect f...

Photography and Poetry exhibition - take part now! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-09T00:00:00Z">Wed 09</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-10-15T00:00:00Z">Tue 15 Oct 2019</span> <span>(1 week)</span>Photography and Poetry exhibition - take part now! / Wed 09 to Tue 15 Oct 2019 (1 week)

CALL FOR ENTRIES - DEADLINE 14th OCTOBER: We invite creative photographers and poets to take part in an exciting new showcase at Hertford Theatre (2...

My Opportunities

Ceramics Tutor - 1 evening per week / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-07-31T00:00:00Z">Wed 31 Jul 2019</span>Ceramics Tutor - 1 evening per week / Wed 31 Jul 2019

We're seeking a tutor for one of our popular Ceramics weekly evening classes in Hertford. The role entails teaching 7.30-9.30pm each Wednesday dur...

Artist in Residence 2019 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-08-02T00:00:00Z">Fri 02 Aug 2019</span>Artist in Residence 2019 / Fri 02 Aug 2019

Apply by 2nd August for the opportunity to be Artist in Residence at Courtyard Arts, Hertford, 17th Sep – 12th Oct. The successful artist will take...

Centre Director Vacancy / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-05-25T00:00:00Z">Fri 25 May 2018</span>Centre Director Vacancy / Fri 25 May 2018

We are looking to recruit a friendly and efficient person to replace the existing Centre Director who has been with the organisation for many years. ...