Who we are

Part-year membership from Oct0ber 1st to December 31st 2024 is now available at a cost of £17 per person. Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the Membership page of this site.

The new lecture season begins on October 1st. The lecture on this date will be different from the one previously advertised. Please follow the link from the Lectures page to the 2024 Lecture Programme to find details.

Townsend, Ernest; Second Exeter Bridge, Derby; Derby Museums Trust. Reproduced from Art UK under CC-BY-NC-SA licence.

The Arts Society Derby is a group of more than 200 people from the Derby area who enjoy the arts, want to find out more about them, and want to meet other people with the same interests. You don’t have to be an expert to join us –whatever your background and level of knowledge, our activities will give you opportunities to explore the arts and to enjoy them more. Through our lectures, trips and events you can learn about all aspects of the arts, from early times to the present day – not only the visual arts such as painting, sculpture, architecture and decorative arts, but also music, literature and other non-visual arts. You can discover more about what we do on the following pages. We hope to hear from you and to see you at one of our lectures.

You will be very welcome!