Support Us

Support Us

Trusts & Foundations / Work for us / Legacy giving

There are a number of ways you can help us continue our important work to enrich peoples’ lives through the arts. 

Trusts & Foundations

We aim to increase our impact through more public programming to bring the arts to new audiences. Thanks to our incredible network of Societies we can reach people across the UK and abroad and deliver programmes on their doorstep. We actively seek support from trusts and foundations to help us deliver our charitable objects. In the past we have received grants for crucial projects and activities of The Arts Society; to discuss how you can support our work please contact Florian Schweizer at or 0207 430 0730 ext.238.

Work for us

Our strength is our people, joined together by a passion for the arts which can enrich and empower us all. 

Volunteer at our Head Office

The Arts Society is run by a small team of staff and committed volunteers at our offices in the heart of Bloomsbury, in London. If you are looking to donate your time to a leading arts education charity, we would love to hear from you.

Volunteers help us with activities such as organising and helping out at events and in-house training days, recruiting new lecturers, updating our database, and answering ​membership enquiries. 

Why become a volunteer?

“Variety, interesting ideas, enjoyable challenges, learning opportunities and a group of enthusiastic lively people around me.

I have been volunteering for The Arts Society since 2000…particularly in the section dealing with the recruitment and monitoring of lecturers, although I am involved throughout all the various parts of the organisation, and am happy to ‘turn my hand to anything from the ordinary to the extraordinary’! 

It has enabled me to learn even more about the arts and also to keep up to date with technology. When we retire, too many of us shy away from ‘commitment’, but I am able to be flexible with my time, and I enjoy the idea that I am helping such a wonderful organisation which is so dependent on volunteers” Pat Wood, Volunteer


From time-to-time we offer two-month internships, paid at the national living wage, to complete specific projects. Recent interns have assisted with the recruitment of new lecturers and with website development. 

Why become an intern? 

“Interning at The Arts Society was without a doubt one of the most enriching and insightful work placements I have ever held.  

Working within the Education Department to recruit new and exciting lecturers was such an interesting project and I thoroughly enjoyed being able to see the process of how a lecturer becomes accredited by The Arts Society. I was able to go out and see a number of these lecturers deliver their talks and was able to learn a whole host of new things about the arts along the way – whether it was about Mexican textiles or Hockney there was always something new!  

One of the biggest benefits of interning at The Arts Society was learning about how a membership organisation works, which is an understanding that will certainly benefit me in the future especially within the Arts world.  

My role had the right balance of tasks both in and out of the office and each part of it was a new skill I was able to develop. To top it all off, the staff and volunteers were so friendly and welcoming, I felt part of the team right away!” Shivani Mahida, former Intern

If you are interested in applying for a internship, or volunteering at our head office, please send your CV to Tim Nicholls at

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Legacy giving & donations

You could help others to reach their potential by leaving a gift to The Arts Society in your will. A bequest towards our work will help bring arts and heritage skills to a new generation.

For a confidential discussion about leaving us a legacy please contact Florian Schweizer at or 0207 430 0730 ext.238.

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