Annuually The Arts Society works in partnership with the RBA to provide young artists with an opportunity to have their work selected for exhibition in London.  A-level Students work is viewed by NADFAS memebrs and submitted to the RBA for consideration in their Sprint Exhibition in The Mall Galleries.
348 artworks including paintings, sculptures and ceramics were nominated across the country, of which 36 were selected.  One of the paintings nominated by West Sussex DFAS has been selected for inclusion in the exhibition 'Seated Angel' by Eleanor Bell from Farlington School.  This and all other selected works will be on display in two exhibitions
Rising Stars Exhibitions - 12th February to 10th March at Lloyds Register, 71 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4BS from 10.00 to 17.00 weekdays only.
RBA's Spring Exhibition - 17th March to 2nd April at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
click here to see all chosen artwork by young students:


Young Arts Projects are arts related activities sponsored or organised by the local Decorative & Fine Arts Societies. They can be for the benefit of individuals or a number of young people. In 2013 £162,153 was given to various arts projects across the country, involving over 20,600 children and young people.

You may be interested to know that the total sum invested in Young Arts last year across the country and Europe was £245,000 to which Sussex contributed well over £10,000 - please share this with all our members as it is well worth talking about - many thanks for all your efforts.

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There is no set format for Young Arts Projects, instead, local Societies respond to local circumstances. A Society's involvement may be anything from sponsorship to hands-on organisation. Many involve partnerships with other local and national bodies. We have found that even a small grant can make a big difference. Projects cover a wide range of activities.

They include:

  • Artists in residence
  • Art lectures for students
  • Funding visits to art galleries and museums
  • Art exhibitions for young artists
  • Equipment purchases
  • Practical workshops
  • Local Arts Week events
  • Bursaries for individual students
  • Sponsorship for craft apprentices