50 years of NADFAS - What is it? NADFAS - The National Association for Decorative and Fine Arts was set up fifty years ago and became a registered charity in 1972. Following re-branding in 2017 the association is now known as The Arts Society with branches all over the country.

 The charitable aims concern both arts education and the giving of aid for the preservation of the artistic heritage of the UK and other countries. Individual societies all over Britain, France, Spain and Australia, arrange lecture and study programmes.

Young Arts projects support young people in the arts, crafts and preservation world through donations and sponsorship. Heritage Volunteers give practical help in the field of conservation. In the 1970s when a number of churches were made redundant it was feared that their art and history would be lost. Church Recorder groups investigate and record the artistic and architectural features of selected churches and present their illustrated findings to The Victoria and Albert Museum and The Council for the Care of Churches.

Read more at: https://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/nidd-valley-decorative-and-fine-arts-society-1-2649346

Press Release - Celebrating 50 years of The Arts Society.pdf