There are currently 22 Societies in The Arts Society West Mercia Area

The Area Team is there to support local Societies on behalf of The Arts Society, headquartered in Arts Society House, London. The Area Chairman and her team arrange two Area Meetings per year where representatives of local Societies may air their views and concerns. Training and Information Days are arranged for committee members where participants have the opportunity to network with members from other Societies. The Area Co-ordinator for Education runs study courses designed to complement the programmes of local Societies.

The Area brings together representatives of all the societies in our area. In this way Societies can benefit from the experiences of other Societies, raise any concerns and be kept up to date with current national policies. In addition the Area Chairman reflects the view of societies to the National Advisory Council which advises the Chief Executive and the Trustee Board. Area and Societies are supported by the officers who operate from The Arts Society House in London.

Area events are noted on the ‘Special Interest Days’ and ’Meetings’ pages. The Area offers support to the Societies through Area meetings, education events, an annual Programme Planning Seminar and training for new and potential committee members.

The Area also encourages and promotes Heritage Volunteers, Church Recording and Young Arts activities. Each society organises a full programme of lectures, special interest days and visits for their members.

Details of society programmes can be found by contacting the individual society. Contact details can be found on the ‘Societies’ page. Information about area events are noted on the ‘Special Interest Days/Events’ page, which are open to everyone, including non-members.