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We have five artist studios available for rent. They have 24 hour access and are located next to The Witham in a central location in the heart of Barnard Castle. To inquire about hire fees and to arrange a studio visit contact admin@thewitham.org.uk 

The studios are located on Hall Street, Barnard Castle. Several of the studios welcome visitors. Current occupants of the studios include:

  • Hotch Potch House Upholstery - Glynis Manning
  • Wood Works - Steve Parks
  • Leatherworker - Nik Hutchinson
  • The Fabulous Tash Emporium - Graeme Edwardson


We have no current Calls for Artists. Please refer to the Exhibiting and Selling page for more information about bringing your work to The Witham. Thank you.


 


Join us and help The Witham thrive

Executive Director - the deadline for this position is now passed and we are in the interview stage. We will look forward to announcing the results in due course. 

Cafe Assistants (part-time)

We’re looking for part time cafe assistants for The Dispensary Café/Bar at The Witham to help with the daily running of our busy café/bar. Reporting to the Café/ Bar Manager this role requires a lot of can-do attitude, positivity and team player attributes. Ideally the candidate will have previous experience within the hospitality industry, they must be friendly and enthusiastic, yet professional and willing to get their hands dirty. A passion and understanding for healthy food is also beneficial. Please email your CV and covering letter to admin@thewitham.org.uk

Bar Assistants (part-time) for The Dispensary Cafe/Bar at The Witham to help with the running of our busy (predominant) evening bar. Great to have alongside a 9 - 5 job. Reporting to the Café/ Bar Manager this role requires a lot of can-do attitude, positivity and team player attributes. Ideally the candidate will have previous bar work experience. The ideal candidate will possess bags of personality and enthusiasm. This role will include working some weekends and late nights. Please email your CV and covering letter to admin@thewitham.org.uk

The Witham is a thriving arts centre situated in the heart of Barnard Castle. The Witham presents a varied arts and events programme of films, live music, theatre productions, family activities, and of course exhibitions, making it a busy, well-loved, and well-visited venue.

There are opportunities to sell and exhibit work in three different areas of The Witham (Gallery at The Witham, Shop at The Witham, and Dispensary Gallery at The Witham) each with their own focus.

The Witham encourages group applications from regional, early and mid-career artists wishing to exhibit in The Gallery.

Please download the Visual Arts at The Witham Artist Application Pack for information about applying to sell and exhibit work at The Witham.

The Witham is an exciting arts centre at the heart of Barnard Castle, Teesdale offering a wealth of entertainment and events for communities and commerce.

Here at The Witham arts centre, our passion, imagination and determination are boundless – unlike our resources!

The Witham is a registered charity run by a small staff team and supported by volunteers. We, unlike many arts organisations, don’t employ a fundraising specialist; we regularly apply for, and secure grants, but we are not a regularly funded organisation. This means that we rely on donations, volunteers, ticket sales, gallery sales, custom in the Dispensary cafe and the support of our Friends to ensure our survival.

The Witham continues to go from strength-to-strength thanks to the fantastic support and enthusiasm displayed by the local community. However, we need to ensure our future is secure and you can help us do just that.

There are three key ways that you can get involved - by donating, becoming a volunteering and joining our Friends of The Witham Scheme.

Donating to support the arts in our community 

The Witham is a registered charity dedicated to enabling cultural, community and commercial events and activities to take place in Barnard Castle for the benefit of residents and visitors.

The Witham is a registered arts charity and we require support to meet our running costs and to enable us to stage exciting events and support local community groups and commercial activities.

You can support us by clicking on the JustGiving link below, emailing caroline.maughan@thewitham.org.uk to arrange a direct debit, or making a cheque out to Witham Hall Ltd. and posting it to DONATION, c/o Caroline Maughan, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8LY

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Volunteering

We're looking to build upon our team of enthusiastic volunteers to help us engage with members of the public and help the keep the cogs at The Witham well oiled. We'd like to hear from you if you: are looking to learn new skills, share existing skills, enjoy working in a team, enjoy working in public facing roles, if you're looking to get back into work, or if you simply want to put something back into your local community. We’re looking for volunteers who can spare a minimum of eight hours per month in order to help out at The Witham.

Roles that we’re currently recruiting for include: Gallery Assistants, Box Office and Visitor Information Assistants, Stewards, and a Retail Volunteer.

Email sarah.gent@thewitham.org.uk or call 01833 631107 to have a chat about volunteering and request a Volunteer Inquiry Form.

Joining The Witham Friends 

“Thy Friendship makes us fresh” William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I

Supporting The Witham with an annual Friends Membership will allow you to enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Discounts on selected tickets
  • Priority booking for selected events
  • Invitations to exhibition preview evenings
  • 10% discount at the Dispensary Cafe Bar (daytime)
  • Friends' events
  • Friends' e-newsletters

An annual Friends Membership costs £20 for Individual Membership, or £35 for Joint Membership (two people living at the same address). Download a form here and drop it into the Box Office Shop during opening hours.

 

 

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