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

Splendid Court furniture of the late 17th century. Lecture, the Arts Society Wensleydale.

Splendid  Court furniture of the late 17th century 

The magnificent Ba...Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 14:00

Holderness Programme 2019


Download the Holderness Programme 2019

...Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:30 to Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:00

N.E. Area Committee Meeting. Mon 4 Feb 2019. New Earswick Folk Hall. 10 am

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:00

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

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:00

The Theatre Royal York: Past, Present and Future We invite to join us for a Study Day on Friday 22 March 2019

...Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:00 to 14:00