The Arts Society works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the preservation of artistic heritage. We are a UK based charity with over 97,000 members supporting a network of over 360 local Societies in the UK, Europe and Australasia.

The Arts Society North East Area covers Yorkshire, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland . There are 23 Societies in this Area further details of which can be found in the Societies section.

Our Societies bring together groups of like minded individuals through regular meetings, lectures by top experts. study days, visits, tours and a number of volunteering activities including Church Recording, Church Trails, Heritage Volunteering and our Young Arts programmes.

The Arts Society also supports the decorative and fine arts through our grant giving programme.

It is a great way to expand your knowldege of the arts as well as have fun and make new friendships.

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Upcoming events

The Art of Grayson Perry: Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 2pm at the Middleham Key Centre

...Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 14:00


Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:00

NADFAS Golden Jubilee ArtsFest 2018

NADFAS Golden Jubilee ArtsFest

As part of the Golden...Thursday, February 1, 2018 (All day)

AGM N.E. Area Spring Meeting

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:00

Annual Directory Meeting

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:00