Information Days

Are you a committee member?       Do you want to become one?   Would you like to find out more about what it involves?

 Are you a chairman trying to encourage a member to join the committee?  Are you about to become Chairman ?

Would you like to know more about being a programme secretary or visits or study course organiser? .

If you enjoy your Society, you could help by joining the committee, or by joining the Church Recorders, Heritage Volunteers, or Young Arts projects (see the Volunteering pages on this web-site)...and add to your enjoyment.
We can help any volunteer to learn about any new committee role by inviting them to attend information days..these are 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. Join an information day--see the examples below—lots about the Arts Society in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

To find out what is available or planned, contact The Arts Society House on 0207 430 0730 or

Examples of Information Days:-  
Induction for Society Chairmen’s
These are held two or three times a year, to help new Chairmen, or those about to be so, with information about the Arts Society, the organisation, and gives an opportunity to share ideas about running a Society. 
 In order to make the event more worthwhile it has been changed it into a two day event with an overnight stay in London.  Both days will be full of well-paced content to help in the new role as Chairman. The evening will be spent networking with colleagues from around the country over dinner. After dinner there will be the opportunity to hear a ‘New to The Arts Society’ Lecturer!  The Arts Society will pay for your food and accommodation whilst societies will pay for your travel as before.  We recognise the importance of the role of Society Chairman and have designed this two-day event to ensure that you are equipped with the tools you need to run your Society effectively and confidently.

As usual if anyone has any queries about this they are more than welcome to email or or phone 0207 430 0730 ext 1259.   Six sessions will be run this year and next. .

Confident Speaking & Effective Negotiating

The prospect of speaking in public can hold terrors for anyone. It may even make people reluctant to take on certain roles in a Society for which they are well suited. Through small, informal, sessions - encouraging lively participation in a non-critical and safe atmosphere - the aim is to build confidence and effectiveness and reduce anxiety. e-mail for more information

Getting to Know the Arts Society Day

It is ideal for people who are new to a Society's Committee and, perhaps more importantly, those who are considering becoming a Committee Member.
The day gives a thorough overview of the organisation, its history, its contribution to the wider world of art, heritage and conservation, and reveals the scope of volunteering opportunities.  By sharing what others get out of volunteering, the difference we make, and demonstrating the depth of support available, we hope to encourage you to play a more active role within your Society!

Membership Recruitment & Retention Workshop
Ideal for Membership Secretaries, Website & Press Secretaries, and non-Committee volunteers forming marketing & publicity sub-groups.
Drawing on the skills of our Promotions, Marketing and Membership staff, the aim is to explore the experience of, and opportunities for, managing a Society's membership. The workshop will cover publicising a Society, promoting membership loyalty, and includes plenty of opportunity for discussion and sharing practical tips to strengthen your Society.  It is invaluable to any Society with concerns about membership numbers.

Society Treasurers’ Training Days
The aim is to stimulate discussion on a variety of financial issues and to share ideas, practices and experiences amongst Treasurers.  It offers particularly useful insight to anyone considering taking on the Treasurer role. Treasurers’ Training Days are run by the Finance Department at The Arts Society House. E-
mail for the dates and other information