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The Courtyard Hereford's Mission and Vision

Mission and Vision

Our Mission:

A dynamic arts centre creating artistic excellence locally and nationally, building opportunities through participation, diversity and inclusion and growing sustainably.

Our Vision:

The Courtyard is an inclusive and welcoming arts centre aspiring to achieve artistic excellence in all that we do within an environment that is welcoming to everyone.

The Courtyard is a sustainable, robust and resilient organisation continuing to develop and add to the quality of life for the people of Herefordshire.

Our Values:

PARTICIPATION: Promoting a programme of participatory and non-participatory engagement ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to get involved.


INCLUSION:  We are a welcoming organisation and believe it is important to have a diverse team and programme that is reflective of our community.  The Courtyard is committed to proactively engaging with people and making sure everything that we offer is accessible to all. We are passionate that everyone in Herefordshire has the opportunity to experience and be inspired by the arts.


EXCELLENCE:  We are extremely proud of what we do and work as a team to ensure that we achieve excellence.


RESILIENCE:  Continuing to be resilient and sustainable, seeking out new income streams and being economically efficient whilst ensuring we maintain and improve artistic values.


PARTNERSHIP: Building on effective collaborations and partnerships in order to achieve shared goals and aspirations. Developing new partnerships to achieve goals of artistic diversity and audience development.