The Arts Society Granta (formerly Granta Decorative and Fine Arts Society) is a member of The Arts Society, which was previously called The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. NADFAS was founded by Patricia Fay in 1968 in Buckinghamshire to "stimulate interest and to increase the knowledge of a wide field of Fine Arts subjects". The change in name was made to recognise the fact that the organisation is now international rather than national, and that its interests now extend to all art forms rather than simply the decorative and fine arts.

The Arts Society is a registered charity, number 1089743 (England and Wales) and SC039240 (Scotland). Granta is also a registered charity in its own right, no. 298220.

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The Arts Society
The Arts Society has grown rapidly, and the national body now looks after affiliated societies in 14 countries with 92,000 members.  Granta is one such society.  The Society has an increasingly significant voice on matters concerning the arts and heritage of Britain.  All members receive the quarterly Arts Society Review, which contains news about the societies and articles about art, museums and places to visit. 

It is possible to join The Arts Society without joining one of its member Societies.  For more details, see The Arts Society website or contact the Head Office directly:

The Arts Society
8 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DA
Tel: 020 7430 0730

The Arts Society in Cambridge
There are now four Arts Society groups in Cambridge; Cambridge, Granta, CANTAB and South Cambs, which is based in Great Shelford.