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 22 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 Bayeaux Tapestry – An Embroidered Tale Mr Mark Cottle

The Arts Society Driffield Wolds Lecture

Thursday 21st February 2019 a...Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 19:30

N.E. Area AGM. 4 March 2019. Folk Hall New Earswick 10am

New Earswick Folk Hall,  10am

Hawthorn Terrace, York YO32 4AQ · 01904...Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:00

The Love of Line: English Medieval Art and Architecture

Dr Sally Dormer, a lecturer for the Art Fund and the V&A,

will exa...Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 14:00

The Love of Line: English Medieval Art and Architecture

Image copyright Dr Sally Dormer.

the Arts Society Wensleydale Lecture ...Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 14:00

Northern Ballet Academy, Study Day. Saturday 16 March 2019

...Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 13:00