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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.

Supporter 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 £750 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'

 

A WARM WELCOME TO MEMBERS OF THE ART FUND

Many of you will already be members of one of our societies in the South West Area.

Some of you may not, and with the disbanding of your regional committees, we extend a warm welcome to join us for the annual programme of inspiring monthly lectures, our study days, trips, tours and to join our unique heritage volunteering groups.

You will find out what we do in the following pages and the list of all our individual societies in the area here

 

 

 

 

 



*** OUR NEW BOOK  'FIFTY TREASURES OF THE SOUTH WEST' IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR £5 PER COPY THROUGH YOUR SOCIETY OR £6.99 BY POST FROM THE AREA TREASURER, Jeremy Logie, at jeremy.logie@talk21.com.***

This is a fascinating volume about the lesser known items and places of interest in the South West area.  An Ideal small Christmas present or gift for a party host.

Please buy quite a few!


NEW TRAILS IN THE SOUTH WEST - PLEASE CLICK HERE


THE NEXT SW AREA STUDY TOUR TO DURHAM AND NORTHUMBERLAND. SIX DAYS/FIVE NIGHTS 1ST JUNE 2020

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE

 


HISTORY OF ARTS COURSE TAUNTON 2020

FOR APPLICATION FORM & DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK HERE


HISTORY OF ARTS COURSE PLYMOUTH 2020

FOR DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK HERE


HISTORY OF ARTS COURSE EXETER 2020

FOR DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK HERE


CURRENT CONSERVATION PROJECTS BY OUR VOLUNTEERS -     PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE NEWSLETTER

AREA GRANTS 2019

Details and application form for grants available to societies in the south west area. 

For details and an application form, CLICK HERE

 


SOUTH WEST AREA FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP ADVICE TO SOCIETIES

CLICK HERE


CREATING A WELCOMING EXPERIENCE - A GUIDE FOR SOCIETIES  Please CLICK HERE


 

 

GUIDELINES FOR SOCIETIES SEEKING CHARITY STATUS

CLICK HERE

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