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THE ARTS SOCIETY SOUTH WEST AREA


Are you interested in art history, art lectures, fine arts, learning new skills, joining an arts society and meeting like minded people of all ages? Then THE ARTS SOCIETY is for you.

The rest of this website will give you some idea of what THE ARTS SOCIETY societies have to offer and how to contact one in your locality.

The ARTS SOCIETY is an organisation that supports a network of over 360 local Societies across the UK plus a number of Societies in the rest of Europe and Australasia. THE ARTS SOCIETY works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the preservation of artistic heritage. It is a UK based charity, adhering to the Charity Commission requirements, maintaining good standards of governance and a sound financial structure. The Association supports voluntary projects to maintain the contents of historic buildings and record the artefacts of churches; it also encourages and supports young people to take an interest in the arts. THE ARTS SOCIETY members of all ages enjoy making new friends, the stimulus of learning and the satisfaction of volunteering.

Affiliated membership of The Arts Society is also available for £10 p.a.  See their website -  theartssociety.org/membership-benefits.

Benefits include the quarterly Arts magazine, invitations to members events and courses, special offers and concessions, regular newsletter with updates from The Arts Society and opportunities to volunteer.

Each Member Society of THE ARTS SOCIETY is run by a volunteer committee that manages the Society's affairs. Member societies are grouped into 18 areas throughout the country. Areas are run by teams, headed by an Area Chairman who represents Societies at national level. Each Society of the 25 in the South West Area organises a full programme of lectures, Special Interest Days and visits. Details of society programmes can be found by contacting the individual Society,whose contact details can be found on the Societies page. Details of area events and visits are on the Special Interest Days and the News/Courses pages. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our societies or an Area event in the near future. Should you have difficulty in finding a society, do please contact the area team by leaving an email message by clicking here

Grants of up to £500 area available for societies to apply in order to develop aspects of the society. For grant terms and an application form, please click on 'About Area' above and then 'Documents'

 

ATTENTION ALL SOCIETY COMMITTEE MEMBERS - ESPECIALLY TREASURERS AND MEMBERSHIP SECRETARIES.

New data protection regulations come into force in May 2018. The impact on our Arts Societies should be minimal, but committee members are advised to inform themselves of the regulations. The Arts Society has provided a document giving guidance to societies and may be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

THE FULL INFORMATION DOCUMENT PUBLISHED BY THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONERS OFFICE IS AVAILABLE HERE 

 


Listed below is a brief summary of our data protection policy:

  • Members' details will be processed fairly and lawfully and in accordance with the Society's legitimate activities.
  • Members' details with be disclosed to The Arts Society for the purposes of mailing the quarterly magazine The Arts Society Review.
  • Members' details may be disclosed by the The Arts Society south west Area  to other The Arts Society Member Societies.

 

 


THE CELEBRATION OF FIFTY YEARS OF THE ARTS SOCIETY

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF NADFAS (SOUTH WEST) JULY 18TH AND 19TH 2018

'SUPER-PLUS' STUDY DAY' AT DARTINGTON HALL

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


THE ARTS SOCIETY SW AREA HERITAGE VOLUNTEERS

SPRING 2018 NEWSLETTER - PLEASE CLICK HERE


ARTS COURSES 2018 - DARTMOOR (Okehampton)

4th September 2018 - for details see above under 'News/Courses'

 


SIX DAY STUDY TOUR 2018 

HISTORIC HERTFORDSHIRE.  VISITING BLETCHLEY PARK, WOBURN ABBEY AND HATFIELD HOUSE WITH LOTS MORE.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE ITINERARY AND DETAILS

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A BOOKING FORM


GUIDELINES FOR SOCIETIES SEEKING CHARITY STATUS - PLEASE CLICK HERE

A sample new consitution for a charity society (Budleigh Salterton) may be seen at http://budfas.org/constitution/