Person NameNational Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies.; 1968-
ActivityThe aims of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS), based in Guildford Street, London, are the 'promotion and advancement of the aesthetic education of the public, the cultivation, appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts, and the giving of aid to the preservation of national artistic heritage, for the benefit of the public'. NADFAS is an international and national federation with 330 member societies and c 90,000 members. It was founded by Patricia Fay in 1968. Their commercial arm, NADFAS Enterprises was established in 1985, and undertakes their commercial activities and publishes their handbooks etc. NADFAS Church Recorders have recorded over 1000 churches. They offer their members Lecture Programmes and Study Courses and they organise Tours and holidays. They administer 2 grant awarding funds, the Patricia Fay Memorial Fund, and the Britcher Furlong Bequest. These fund volunteer groups, youth organisation projects and grants for students, etc. NADFAS Heritage Volunteers work, at society level, with other conservation and preservation societies, including the National Trust. They also promote activities for children through their Young Arts Groups for members 8-18, and sponsor Young Arts Projects. There is a scholarship for 16-18 year olds.
Corporate NameNational Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies.
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