Coming Soon: The Arts Society Victoria/Pimlico

We are hoping to open a new Society in the Victoria/Pimlico area of London. To promote this new venture we will be holding a free taster lecture at Grey Coat Hospital School on 15 June 2017.

South West Area 50th Anniversary Event

South West Area will be holding two study days at Dartington Hall to celebrate the golden anniversary of NADFAS

Coming Soon: The Arts Society Maidenhead

We are hoping to open a new Society in Maidenhead later this year.

DFASinMalta Help to Conserve Manuscripts for Future Generations

Just one year since its inception, DFASinMalta has now embarked on its first project to help in national cultural conservation.  DFASinMalta is supporting the Notarial Archives in Valletta and has chosen to adopt two volumes for conservation treatment.  A donation of €500 has been made

Incident at Westminster

At yesterday’s Directory Day at Westminster Central Hall, members and lecturers were made aware of the tragic incident unfolding outside.

Kent Area Study Day

Twentieth Century British Theatre: One Hundred Years of Transformation, a study day at Egerton Millennium Hall on 30 May 2017

Now Open: The Arts Society Clapham Common

We are delighted to announced that The Arts Society Clapham Common successfully opened on 15 March. This is the first new Society to adopt the new branding.

Age of Jazz

We are delighted to announce a collaboration with The Bulldog Trust to present an exhibition focusing on the Age of Jazz.

+NADFAS AGM 2017 Events

You can now find out more about the events at this year's AGM, to be held in Birmingham. Please click here for more information and bookings.

Frances Pinnock Awarded 2017 HCA/NADFAS Heritage Crafts Bursary

Frances Pinnock has received the HCA/NADFAS Heritage Crafts Bursary of over £4,000

Exotic Tastes in Rococo England

Fulham Palace and Chiswick Decorative & Fine Arts Society present this illustrated talk by art historian Philippa Barton on the influences and styles of Rococo England.

NADFAS Announces Rebrand

On 23 January 2017, in meetings held across the UK, leading arts education charity, the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) revealed plans of a new visual identity – and new name – to its membership. 

The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury

We learned with great sadness that The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury passed away peacefully on Monday 12th December, aged 94. 

A letter to AQA

NADFAS Accredited Lecturers and Trustees share their views on the subject.

Call for proposals - Age of Jazz

We are looking for a curator for a collaboration between NADFAS and The Bulldog Trust

Frequently Asked Questions: Developing a new brand for NADFAS

Why is NADFAS rebranding?

Please complete our survey about the Review

We'd love to have your feedback to help with its future development.

Fylde DFAS Project shortlisted for Historic England Angel Awards!

We are delighted to announce that Fylde DFAS' Tagging the Treasures Poject has been shortlisted for the best research project category in the 2016 Historic England Angel Awards.

Coming Soon! Another new Society in Bedfordshire

We are pleased to announce that Great Ouse Valley DFAS will be opening in Sharnbrook just north of Bedford on 18 April 2017.

A message to our European Societies

Following the referendum in favour of leaving the European Union I want to reassure all Societies in Europe that we will work closely with you to build mechanisms for the seamless continuation of your role and participation within NADFAS.