UH GalleryCourtyard Arts exists entirely thanks to its volunteers and members. Getting involved and becoming part of Hertford’s favourite place for art is a wonderfully rewarding experience that will introduce you to all sorts of interesting and creative folks.

We are always keen to hear from you if you can offer any of your time.  In particular we are seeking:

  • Stewards – welcome gallery visitors and customers, support the day-to-day activities of the Centre. A great way to get to know us!
  • Gift shop coordinator – our tiny-but-delightful shop needs someone to liaise with local makers and suppliers, whilst keeping the space orderly and inviting. A lovely opportunity!

Please do get in touch with our Centre Director Kate Davies to find out more – centredirector@courtyardarts.org.uk.


  • Trustees – we’d love to hear from you if you feel that you could contribute to the running of our busy Centre, a self-funded charity.
  • Courtyard Arts is a friendly and welcoming community centre overseen by a board of trustees, alongside a team of tutors and staff and an enthusiastic army of volunteers. We also boast an active membership who support our work in numerous ways.

We offer a wide programme of classes and workshops to an equally broad range of people. Alongside our gallery at the Centre, we also curate exhibitions at Hertford Theatre Gallery and house a small gift shop, cafe and private artists’ studios.

We like to think that we pack a lot of activity into our compact home and have ambitious plans underway to transform the Centre. We are committed to creating a space that can meet the burgeoning demand for art within our community – one that does justice to the great things that we already achieve here now and can potentially achieve in the future.

  • Interested in finding out more? Please give Sara Miller a call – 07584 123227
  • More about us and our current trustees

We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming new volunteers into the Courtyard community.