The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) changed its name in May 2017 to reflect its wide range of activities but the advantages and conditions of membership remain the same.

Our programme includes nine lectures a year on a diverse range of arts-related subjects and is proving extremely popular with our existing members. Membership is 435 this year and at capacity so unfortunately the waiting list is now beginning to build up again. Contact our Membership Secretary to see the current position.

Membership of The Arts Society Nottingham offers you:

  • Free admission to our outstanding monthly lectures
  • Access to arts-based visits to stately homes, galleries and other events
  • Additional study / special interest days
  • Social activities
  • Opportunities for volunteering,
  • The Association’s quarterly magazine ‘The Arts Society Review’
  • Tailored tours within the UK and overseas
  • A chance to learn more about the arts, meet new people and have fun!

Membership will cost £39 this year. Events other than the lecture programme –  for example – visits and special interest days, will be charged separately. We aim to cover our costs on these events.

Applications for membership should be by application form which is available from the Membership Secretary.  The programme and activities have proved very popular this year and unfortunately there is now a waiting list which is likely to continue till the end of the season.

Please request a copy of this brochure from the Membership Secretary.

Guests of members are welcome to attend up to three meetings a season at a fee of £5 for each visit and payable by the member. Because the programme has been so popular this year, we would be grateful if you would let the Membership Secretary (Marianne Streets catfoot@btinternet.com) know about any guests at least 24 hours, and preferably a week, before the lectures. See the Committee page.

Membership of the The Arts Society Nottingham includes  membership of the The Arts Society, the national association. Members of The Arts Society, who are not also members of the the Nottingham Society, may come to meetings during the season at a fee of £5 per visit but should contact the Membership Secretary a week prior to the lecture.  Membership is available by contacting the Membership Secretary and by downloading an Application Form.

The Constitution of The Arts Society Nottingham is available for those who would like to refer to it at the Constitution The Arts Society Notttingham.

Membership of The Arts Society nationally

It is possible to be a member of The Arts Society, which is a national organisation, without being a member of a Society. In the past, this was known as Affiliate Membership. National Membership is the perfect package for those individuals who may not have the opportunity or the time to commit to The Arts Society society membership but who would still like to support organisation and take advantage of the benefits.
Membership is also ideal for individuals currently on a local Society waiting list who would like to participate in The Arts Society in the interim. A  member of The Arts Society, for just £10 per year, can enjoy:

  • Free subscription to the The Arts Society Review
  • Access to the nationwide programme of events as advertised in the The Arts Society Review and on the  website
  • Participation in  volunteering activities
  • Occasional ticket offers and concessions from museums and galleries across the country

If you are interested in being an affiliate member to The Arts Society, you can get a leaflet setting out the benefits from our Membership Secretary. Download the application form by going to The Arts Society website.

Members are welcome to attend  lectures  upon paying the visitors fee of £5 per visit. We would be grateful if these members would let the Membership Secretary know at least 24 hours beforehand if they intend to come to give an idea of numbers.

Please email the Membership Secretary Marianne Streets at catfoot@btinternet.com if you have any queries regarding membership.