About Us

The Arts Society (Formerly the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies – NADFAS) was founded in 1968 to promote and advance aesthetic education, to cultivate the appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts and to give aid to the conservation of our national artistic heritage.  The Arts Society Grampian (TASG) is a member of The Arts Society.

Before Covid-19 we would usually meet on the evening of the second Wednesday of each month (see Lectures) in the Sir Ian Wood Building of Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QG. The meetings start at 7.30pm but there is an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded people beforehand by having coffee in the adjacent Costa Coffee outlet.

The lecture programme runs for 10 months from September to June each year and the cost of annual membership for an exciting and interesting programme of lectures is only £60. Guests may also attend lectures for a donation of £8 per lecture but only two visits are allowed at this price before you will need to join as a full member. There are reduced rates for students and those joining after Christmas.

Our speakers, who are all experts in their specialist fields, are selected from a Directory maintained by The Arts Society and this ensures a high standard.

Volunteer members of TASG are also involved in Church Recording and Arts Volunteering.