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

Hexham Study Day. The Garden - An Art Form. Marylin Elm

...Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:30 to 15:30

The Arts Society, Huddersfield Study Day (Formerly West Riding DFAS)

A Study Day.

Good, Glorious Food: Eating & Drinking 1500-1700

...Saturday, October 14, 2017 (All day)

N E AREA Autumn Meeting, Chairmen and Secretaries Mon 16 OCTOBER 2017 Folk Hall New Earswick 10 for 10.30

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Newcastle Civic Centre

Thursday 26th October, 2017

...Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:00

N. E. Area Committee Meeting, Mon 20 November 2017, 10 am Bar Convent, York

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:00