The Arts Society aims to ensure that any volunteer has the opportunity to attend information days in order to develop their skills or acquire new ones.

There are a number of opportunities for getting to know more about the organisation, to meet others, to forge connections, and to explore the challenges and solutions experienced by other societies.

To find out what events are available or planned, please contact:

Getting to Know The Arts Society 

Aimed at new or potential committee members (although experienced ones are more than welcome) this day gives some background to The Arts Society, its history and how it works plus covering the resources available to help with committee roles and basic Society administration.

Membership Recruitment & Retention 

This workshop is invaluable to any Society with concerns about membership numbers. Taking participants on the ‘membership journey’ the day deals with the basics of marketing and promoting their society, dealing with new members and maintaining member loyalty.

Programme Planners Day

Programme planners are vital to any committee and their role is at the heart of their society.  This day is designed to equip Programme Planners with the tools they need to ensure they are able to be as effective in their role as possible whether they are booking lecturers, organising a study day or organising a visit.  All aspects of the process with be covered, from the creative to the logistical, including information on finance, marketing and the help available from The Arts Society House.  There will also be the opportunity to discuss and develop ideas with other participants

Finance Days

Led by The Arts Society's Finance Director, this is a day of stimulating discussion on financial issues for Treasurers, including legal updates and guidance.  It offers particularly useful insight to anyone considering taking on the Treasurer role.

Confident Speaking

The prospect of speaking in public can hold terrors for anyone.  We help you build up skills, confidence and effectiveness when addressing an audience. These days are fun and informal and as group sizes are kept small everyone gets the opportunity to participate fully. NB: No recording involved!


Last updated 14 September 2018