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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 £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'

 

 

 

 

 



YOUNG ARTS PROJECTS - See the YA section under 'Volunteering' above for a MUTANT PLASTIC FUTURE!  Please CLICK HERE


TRAILS OF DISCOVERY - The first Town Trail has been launched in PLYMOUTH.

Please CLICK HERE


THE NEXT SW AREA STUDY DAY

is at  THE BEST WESTERN HOTEL, TIVERTON on 17th October 2019

'Collections, Collectables and Collectors'

For details and an application from, please  CLICK HERE


SOUTH WEST AREA TOUR TO NORTHAMPTONSHIRE 2019

FIVE NIGHTS HALF BOARD  FROM 29TH AUGUST 2019  

Please see under 'Special Interest'

CLICK HERE for the Itinerary


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 FINANCE AND RESERVES POLICY 2019   

CLICK HERE


SOUTH WEST AREA FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP ADVICE TO SOCIETIES

CLICK HERE


 

 

CASTLES AND GARDENS OF NORTHERN IRELAND.  SOUTH WEST AREA STUDY TOUR

23rd - 28th June 2019

Please see 'Special Interest' for more details


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/


THE ARTS SOCIETY SW AREA HERITAGE VOLUNTEERS

SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER - PLEASE CLICK HERE