Become a lecturer

Become a lecturer

The Arts Society Directory lists over 380 accredited lecturers. Our 385 Societies use the Directory to arrange their monthly lecture for members.

We welcome applications from lecturers who speak on a range of arts subjects, and who conform to the following criteria:

To lecture for The Arts Society lecturers must:

/ Have approximately three years' experience of lecturing to adults
Be confident with audiences of 100 or more
Use high quality digital images
Lecture on a range of arts subjects - as defined: "The study of the history, social history, techniques and materials, design and manufacture and collections of: architecture, archaeology, painting, prints, sculpture, textiles, furniture, furnishings, costume, glass, jewellery, ceramics, enamel, metalwork, garden design and installation art; as well as the lives and influences of the artists, architects, craftsmen and patrons involved. We also include music, dance, theatre, literature and film."

To apply:

1. Attend a Society meeting of The Arts Society to see how our lectures are run. You can find your local Society here Please contact the membership secretary of the Society to arrange your visit. Some Societies charge a guest fee, this will be in the region of £5 - £10. Please note that many of our Societies are continuing to run their programmes online and you are welcome to attend an online lecture for this stage.

2. Complete the online form Application to become an Accredited Lecturer for The Arts Society - this will include supplying references from two people who can comment on your lecturing skills.

If your application is of interest to The Arts Society the Education & Directory Department will contact you to discuss the next stages of the application process, which include being observed giving a lecture and presenting in front of the selection panel.

Successful applicants will be listed as freelance lecturers in the Directory and approached by individual Societies. 

Apply to become a lecturer