NADFAS national organisation

NADFAS is an arts education charity formed in 1968 by Patricia Fay OBE. It has over 350 Member Societies in the United Kingdom and Mainland Europe all run by local volunteers.

Nearly 300 accredited Lecturers, with over 4,000 lecture titles between them, who are all experts in their chosen fields and form the backbone of our Societies' lecture programmes.

The quarterly magazine NADFAS Review reaches an audience of over 78,000. NADFAS has 91,000 members and what brings them together is their mutual interest in the arts, heritage and conservation. It also has five Societies in New Zealand and a 'sister' organisation in Australia (ADFAS) with over 30 Societies.

NADFAS main volunteering arms are: Church Recording, Heritage Volunteers, Young Arts and Church Trails. You can access further information by clicking on the links below.

NADFAS gives a variety of grants to museums, galleries, arts and conservation students and to projects involving arts for the young. In 2010 NADFAS and its Member Societies gave over £172,000 in grants to support the Young Arts. 300,000 hours of voluntary work were given by Heritage Volunteer members, which equates to £4.8 million.

Impact 2015

A recent report - Impact 2015 - has established the high regard in which NADFAS is held by members and the community. Wessex members may like to read it and the link is here.

Go to the NADFAS Headquarters site »