Young Arts News September 2018

As we approach the start of new ADFAS season, your Committee is very pleased to report that we have had an extremely successful year on the Young Arts front.

Within the last twelve months we have supported young artists in the Dacorum area with grants totalling £3,250. This sum has been generated by recovering the Gift Aid on our members’ subscriptions – something we are able to do as a result of being one of a minority of societies within The Arts Society orbit to be a Registered Charity.

Included in these figures are:

 * Three bursaries to successful A-level Arts students starting further study at College

 * Support for Art Departments at three local schools in the area

        > Potten End Primary School – Art materials

        > Tring School - Easels

        > John F Kennedy School, Hemel Hempstead – ongoing materials for the printing press ADFAS funded last year

 * Dumfries House Youth Training Scheme – Glasgow (following our annual residential visit earlier this year when we were impressed by their work)

 * Financial Support to the annual Dacorum Young Artists exhibition

We thought you would like to see some of the art work from the students that we are supporting.

EH 06  Evie       FD 09  Francesca

JB 01 medium    Joseph (image from the Pop-up exhibition kindly mounted by Tring School at the July ADFAS Evening talk) 





Click on the link below to see further examples of their work in the Young Arts section of our website


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If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact our ADFAS Secretary on 01442 825647 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Membership fee for the current 2017/18 Morning lecture year is still only £40.00 per person.  Lectures are on the last Wednesday of the month -  please see the Events programme tab for full details.

Following two successful 'taster' lecture sessions in October and November 2017, the ADFAS Committee has evaluated an extension of our activities to provide a parallel series of Evening meetings. 

These evening sessions are based on the Civic Centre venue, again by subscription initially of £60.00 per person.  These will take place on the second Wednesday of each month starting on 14 February 2018.  Details of Evening lecturers and their topics as at this point in time are available using the Evening Events tab.

Elsewhere on the ADFAS website there are more details as to why we have made this significant expansion for the benefit of the Members of ADFAS and also everybody with an interest in the Arts in all its many forms.

Benefits of Membership

In addition to enjoying all our lectures and visits, extra benefits include:

  • The Arts Society Review - the quarterly magazine containing articles from some of the top names in the arts world as well as updates on national and regional TAS activities
  • Opportunities to take part in Church Recording, Heritage Volunteering and Young Arts
  • Access to an exciting range of national events and courses
  • Offers and concessions available upon production of your The Arts Society membership card for museums and galleries across the country

In addition, you will be joining the 90,000 people across the UK who are committed to promoting and preserving our rich heritage in the decorative and fine arts.

(Please note:- Additional charges for some of the above may apply.) 

Affiliate Membership

In addition to our Society Membership, The Arts Society (TAS) offers this alternative type of membership for people who would like to join the organisation but cannot attend local Society meetings.

Affiliate Members become part of the national organisation but do not have access to Society meetings or lectures without prior agreement of the Society concerned.

How to become an Affiliate Member of The Arts Society

The Affiliate Membership fee is £10.00 per year.

To become an Affiliate Member, please contact The Arts Society:

  8 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DA

  Tel: 020 7430 0730

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