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 Arts Society Driffield Wolds Lecture on 15 NOVEMBER at 7.00pm. SIR JOHN VANBURGH - HIS LIFE AND TIMES

Sir John Vanbrugh – His Life and Times    ...Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 19:00

The Arts Society Wensleydale on Tuesday 11th December at 2pm in the Middleham Key Centre. Ruskin (1819-1900),

John Ruskin Artist and Scientist

Two hundred years after John Ruskin’s...Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 14:00

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


Thursday, March 28, 2019 (All day)