Being a charity is a difficult business, money is always tight and funding is becoming ever harder to aquire.
We have certain limited cash resources to help us operate, but unfortunately to maintain the valued service provided by The Artrium, its staff and its volunteers we have to charge our members.
Please consult the studio for costs. There are also dedicated sessions for which we make a small charge.
We try to raise funds whenever we can. At times we rely on the fantastic support from out members, their families and friends to assist us in raising cash.
Our donations web pages are available at any time and can be found using the menu buttons on the right or under the Funding drop down menu above. Any and all donations are welcome and are greatly appreciated.
Members art is available to purchase at both our Online Store and our shop, located in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre on the upper level opposite Home Bargains.
There are various methods of having your membership funded by Hartlepool Borough council. This is called a Personalisation Budget.
We can explain this when you collect or hand in your membership form.
Alternatively, the Local Authorities Social Care Department will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding Personalisation.
If this is not possible you can also pay your own fees.
Membership is valid for one full year, we will contact you shortly before it is due for renewal and give you options to change or amend your plan. A full explanation of our Terms and Conditions can be found on our downloadable Membership Form Information sheets.
We offer choices of membership, from basic to an all inclusive package. The Platinum package includes everything – artistic support and materials (such as paints, clay and canvas).
The lower packages incur additional costs for items such as jewellery, crafts, frames, modelling clay or additional support.
A full list of all options is available from our office and is also fully explained on our membership application form.
More information regarding Membership can be found on the Joining page.