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.

These days take place either in the North East, usually in York, or in London at The Arts Society House.  All travel is funded either by the North East Area or by the local Societies.

To find out what training is coming up in the North East, please visit the Area Events section.

To find out what is available in London, please visit the national website Arts Society Calendar.  To access this area you will need to log-in.

Below are some of the training days that are currently available, but if you don’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch with the Area Trainer.

Getting to Know The Arts Society
Ideal for people who are new to a Society’s Committee and, perhaps more importantly, those who are considering becoming a Committee Member.

Membership Recruitment & Retention Workshop
Designed for Membership Secretaries, Website & Press Secretaries, and non-Committee volunteers forming marketing & publicity sub-groups.

Planning a Programme, including Special Interest Days
Provides essential information for any new Programme Secretary or Special Interest/Study Day Organiser.

Media and Publicity Workshop
Get your Society noticed by the press, local media and on social networks.  A fun, non-technical, workshop aimed at anyone publicising a Society.

Society Treasurers’ Training Days
Discussion on a variety of financial issues and sharing ideas, practices and experiences amongst Treasurers.  A useful insight to anyone considering taking on the Treasurer role.

Confident Speaking
Designed to allay those terrors of speaking in public.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.