NADFAS supports hundreds of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies across Britain and around the world. Societies bring together like-minded people to enjoy the arts and to work on heritage preservation projects. Each local Society plans its own programme, but a typical programme includes:

• a monthly arts lecture
• study days and days of special interest
• visits and tours

In addition, local volunteers work on a variety of projects in churches, museums, historic houses, galleries and archives.

Find out more about Church Recording or Heritage Volunteering

Societies support arts education through Young Arts events and through funding for Young Arts projects. These vary but can include paying for art materials or funding an artist in residence in a local school. Find out more about our work with young people.

All NADFAS Societies support the NADFAS charitable aims and subscribe to the Statement of Mutual Obligations, but are autonomous and run according to their own constitution and rules. 

Find out about your local NADFAS Society

Join a Society

There are over 375 NADFAS Societies across the UK, mainland Europe and New Zealand and our sister organisation, ADFAS in Australia.

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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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If you have a commitment to the arts, join thousands of NADFAS Volunteers and make a unique contribution.

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