NPO Success for The Courtyard

The Courtyard is pleased to announce that we have been re-awarded the status of National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) by Arts Council England.

NPO status is given to leading arts organisations across the UK and provides funding from Arts Council England. This funding directly supports artistic development both within The Courtyard’s building and out in the community, with a specific focus on developing talent.

The Courtyard currently has an extensive development programme which offers support and encouragement to young people through our Youth Theatre and outreach work within schools. Our Creative Ageing team has also had great success over the last few years through a number of projects with older people, and specifically mentoring and supporting care homes through creativity.

Ian Archer, Chief Executive at The Courtyard, said: “The funding from Arts Council England is a crucial income stream to be able to continue all that we do as Herefordshire’s leading arts centre. The focus for the next four years is to do more engagement and creating more opportunities to access the organisation.

“Thank you to all who have supported us during the last four years and here’s to the next stage of The Courtyard’s development”.

To find out more about Arts Council England’s announcement please visit the Arts Council Website