Townsend, Ernest; Marsh Marigolds; Derby Museums Trust. Reproduced from Art UK under CC-BY-NC-SA licence.

What does membership offer?

The Society holds nine lectures each year, open to members and their guests. Membership costs £51 per person per calendar year. Pro-rata reduced rates are available to new members joining during the year. We welcome guests at lectures, and you may want to try out a lecture as a guest  before deciding whether to join. There is a charge of £6 per person for guests.

Members also have the opportunity to go on the Society’s trips to places of artistic interest such as galleries, stately homes and gardens, to go to concerts, opera and the theatre, and to attend special interest days. Several trips take place each year; most are to destinations in the UK and last one or a few days, and from time to time longer trips abroad are included. Trips and other special events involve an extra cost to members.

The Arts Society Derby is affiliated to our parent national organisation, The Arts Society, and members receive its quarterly magazine ‘The Arts Society Review’.

For more information about lectures click here, and about visits and other events click here.

How do I join?

Click below to download an application form for membership in 2024, which contains instructions on making payment either by cheque or by internet banking.

If you wish, and qualify, to make a Gift Aid declaration to enable the national Arts Society to reclaim tax on the part of the membership fee paid to it, use the link below to download a declaration form. Once completed, the form can be handed in at a lecture or posted to Dr P R Green, 37 Cavendish Ave, Allestree, Derby DE22 2AS. Existing members please note: You may use this form if you have not already made a Gift Aid declaration (check with the Membership Secretary if you are not sure whether you have previously done so).