Various Venues, 11th April – 9th May 2020

Hertford arts TRAIL 2019We are delighted to invite applications from artists for the 2020 Hertford Art Trail.

The centrepiece of the annual Hertford Arts Festival, the Art Trail splashes the work of local artists throughout town.

For Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020, the Arts Festival programme will encompass exhibitions, activities and performances including our own 15th Courtyard Open exhibition, Hertford Theatre Week, and an event marking the 75th Anniversary of VE Day with photography exhibitions and performances.

For one month, pop-up exhibition spaces will appear across Hertford – from retailers to bars and cafes; beauty salons to gift shops. Participating artists are each teamed up with a venue to display and sell their work for the duration of the trail.


This offers a great opportunity for artists to be part of the biggest art event in Hertford’s calendar:

  • Trail runs 11th April – 9th May
  • Submission Form – pdf | word
  • Terms & Conditionspdf | word
  • Application deadline 20th January

Applicants – please sign and return a copy of the Terms & Conditions with your completed Submission Form. If your application is successful we will request payment of the entrance fee.

Please forward completed applications to centredirector@courtyardarts.org.uk or by post to Courtyard Arts, Port Vale,Hertford SG14 3AA.

We look forward to receiving your application and wish you good luck!


Courtyard Arts is once again delighted to be partnering with Hertford Town Council to coordinate the Art Trail.

Town centre businesses and venues interested in participating in the Trail should contact the council’s Town Centre Officer – ausra@hertford.gov.uk, tel. 01992 552885.