We are a friendly group with a membership of about 300, and we welcome application from potential new members.

There is a joining fee of £10 and an annual membership subscription of £40, of which £13.40 is paid to The Arts Society as an affiliation fee. Subscriptions are not refundable.

An application form can be accessed via 'About Us' > 'Documents' or click here

Registered applicants will receive a copy of the current programme; they are welcome to attend monthly lectures for a suggested donation of £5, and may take up vacant places on other Society events and visits. They will be invited to confirm their application after the AGM with payment of the joining fee and annual membership subscription. 

Membership renewal forms are sent out in May along with literature for the June AGM. Annual subscription renewals are due by June 30th. In August, members receive a copy of The Arts Society Bury St Edmunds annual Programme of lectures and events, and their membership 'swipe-card'.

From the National Society, members receive a copy of 'The Arts Society Magazine'. This high quality, quarterly publication keeps members up-to-date with arts news. It lists The Arts Society events and activities across the country and carries exclusive features by leading arts writers.

Visitors, accompanying a member, may attend individual lectures for a suggested donation of £5 per event.