The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) 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 NADFAS 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.

NADFAS 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.

NADFAS 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

Jane Austen - a Remarkable Talent. Halifax DFAS Study Day. £35 inc lunch

Halifax Decorative and Fine Arts Society

1775 - 1817   Jane Austen – a...Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:00 to Friday, April 21, 2017 - 15:15

Annual Directory Meeting Wednesday 22 March 2017 London

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (All day)

Leeds DFAS Study Day: A Golden Age for Stained Glass - Art or Craft?

...Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:00 to 15:30

YEDFAS STUDY DAY Andy McConnell on "5,000 Years of Glass"

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 09:30 to 16:30

AGM 17 May Wednesday 2017 Birmingham Town Hall

...Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (All day)