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NADFAS is made up of over 375 local Societies across the UK. Each individual Society runs a programme of excellent events and activities relating to the decorative and fine arts.

Benefits of Society Membership
As a member of a NADFAS Society, you can take pride in being part of an organisation that has done more than any other to champion the decorative and fine arts in the United Kingdom and abroad for over forty years.

Benefits of Society Membership include:

  • A series of lectures in convivial surroundings with like-minded people
  • Study days on topics of special interest
  • Cultural trips and overseas tours
  • An exciting range of national events and courses including private views
  • Opportunities to take part in Church Recording, Church Trails, Heritage Volunteering and Young Arts
  • The NADFAS Review - our quarterly magazine containing articles from some of the top names in the arts world
  • Offers and concessions available upon production of your NADFAS membership card

Additional charges for some of the above may apply.

How to become a NADFAS Society Member
Each individual Society processes their own applications for membership. Subscription fees vary from Society to Society and some have waiting lists. To find out more about joining your local Society, contact the relevant Membership Secretary. To view a complete map of all Areas and Societies please click here, or enter your postcode below to find your nearest Society or choose a country.


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  • Association of Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS)

    The first Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society was founded in Sydney in 1985. In 1989 The Association of Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) was formed to co-ordinate the activities of the individual societies. It is a Group Associate Member of NADFAS and maintains close ties with the UK. ADFAS currently has over 30 Societies with more to follow.

    Visit the ADFAS website for more information and links to individual Societies.

  • Brussels
    Monthly Wednesday meetings at 2 Avenue Paul Hymans, Brussels 1200. Single membership costs €70, Students €35. Half year membership fees are available upon request.

    Email Veerle Bruggen at, or visit the BRIDFAS Brussels website

  • Paris
    Monthly Thursday meetings at Theatre Le Ranelagh, 5 rue des Vignes 75016 Paris. Single membership costs €80 or joint €140.

    Email Douglas Wells at or visit the Paris DFAS website

  • Berlin
    January to June and September to November Monthly Monday evening meetings at Fritz-Haber Villa, Faradayweg 8, 14195 Berlin. Single membership costs €75.

    Email Carola Von Burg at, call 0049 30 8257321 or vist the BRIDFAS Berlin website

    Monthly Thursday meetings at Desy, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg. Single membership costs EUR 65 joint EUR 120.

    Email Helga Hanses at, phone 0049 4101 65546 or visit the Hamburg DFAS website

    Monthly Wednesday or Thursday meetings at The Park Hotel, Edinghausen 1, 49076 Osnabruck. Single memberships costs €65, joint €120.

    Email Howard Gater-Smith at, phone 0049 05223 42855 or visit the Osnabruck BRIDFAS website

  • Monthly Wednesday evening meetings at Elliott O'Callgham's Hotel, 2 Governor's Parade. Single membership costs £60. Joint and corporate membership also available.

    Email Ian Le Breton at or Claus Olesen at or Visit the Gibraltar DFAS website

  • We are pleased to annouce that on 8 October 2015 we will be opening a Society in Malta.

    The Society will be meeting in St Julians Bay and will offer the usual exciting range of high quality NADFAS lectures, study days and outings together with the opportunity to make new friends.

    If you are a resident of Malta and Gozo or if you are a regular visitor to the islands please visit their website for further information or email for further details about joining.

  • The Hague
    Monthly Tuesday meetings are held in Wassenaar at The Warenar Culture Centre, Kerkstraat 75, 2242 HE.

    Subscription: €60 single or €110 joint.  

    To join please contact the Membership Secretary: Mary Lee Duppen at or the Chairman: Diana Maaldrink at or visit The Hague DFAS website


  • Decorative & Fine Arts Societies of New Zealand Website

    Auckland DFAS
    Monthly Wednesday evening meetings at the School Of Engineering, University of Auckland. Single membership costs NZ$150, joint NZ$280.

    Email Janie Weir at or call 520 3871

    Canterbury DFAS
    Monthly Monday evening meetings at Christ's College Old Boys Theatre. Single membership costs NZ$120.

    Email Jane Horrocks at or call 03 332 7005

    Hawkes Bay DFAS
    Monthly Monday meetings at the Havelock Community Centre, Te Mata Road, Havlock North. Single membership costs NZ$150, joint NZ$280 or guest NZ$25.

    Email Membership Secretary, Ngaire Frater at or call 027 2260855  

    Marlborough DFAS
    Opening 28 February 2013, monthly Thursday evening meetings at the Wishart Room, Floor Pride Civic Theatre, Blenheim. Single Membership NZ$150, join NZ$270.

    Email Helen Smale at or call  +64 357 75593 or Jenny Black at or call  +643 578 4521

    Nelson DFAS
    Monthly Wednesday evening meetings at Suter Gallery Theatre, Nelson. Single membership costs NZ$120.

    Call Claire Grant on 03 5484073 or

    Waikato DFAS
    Monthly Thursday evening meetings at Southwell School Performing Arts Centre.
    Single membership costs NZ$120 plus an optional NZ$30 for the NADFAS Review.

    Email Louise Dobson at 

    Wellington DFAS
    Monthly Monday evening meetings at Spectrum Theatre, Johnston St, Wellington. Single membership costs NZ$130, joint NZ$230.

    Email Karin Beatson at

  • Benahavis DFAS
    Monthly Tuesday meetings at the Benahavis Town Hall. Single Membership costs €60, joint €100.

    Email or visit the Benahavis DFAS website

    Costa del Sol DFAS
    Monthly Monday meetings at Salon Varietes, C/ Emanicipation, s/n Fuengirola 2964, Malaga. Single membership costs €45, joint €90.

    Email phone 34 952 858 952, mobile 664 160 652 or visit the Costa Del Sol website

    DFAS de la Frontera
    Monthly Wednesday meetings at The San Roque Golf & Country Club, San Roque, Cadiz. Membership cost - please enquire.

    Email Felicity Navarro at or visit DFAS de la Frontera website

    Nerja DFAS
    Monthly Tuesday meetings at Centro Cultural, Calle Granada, Nerja, Malaga. Single membership costs €45.

    Email Avril Toyne at or visit the Nerja DFAS website

NADFAS Area & Society maps


Fully interactive maps showing Area and Society details

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Affiliate Membership

Become an Affiliate Member of NADFAS for just £10 per year and take part in our important conservation and restoration projects. Affiliate Members are also eligible for member offers, national events and much more.

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Member Offers

Affiliate and Society Members are entitled to a NADFAS membership card which grants access to a number of member offers.

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Starting a New NADFAS Society

NADFAS is made up of over 350 local Societies across the UK and we are always pleased to hear from enthusiastic individuals who are interested in starting a new Society, either in the UK or overseas.

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