Dedicated to the promotion of fellowship, opportunity and diversity in the historic and decorative arts and related professions
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About the Company

The Arts Scholars Company seeks to represent all those involved in the study, curation, collection and trade in antiques, antiquities and objects of decorative and applied art. It also welcomes those in other related services.

The Guild gained official status from the City in April 2005 and was recognised by the Court of Aldermen as a Company without Livery in September 2010.

The Company achieved Livery status as the 110th Worshipful Company of The City of London on the 11th February 2014, and was granted its Royal Charter on 1st July 2019.

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Charity

Charity is at the heart of the Company’s activities.

The Charitable Trust was established to pursue the Company’s charitable goals in the support of the historic and decorative arts and its wider charitable causes, through individual grants and prizes and longer term bursaries and scholarships.

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Events

The Company has a programme of events for Liverymen and Freemen, including exclusive visits and tours of houses, collections and exhibitions relating to the arts and the City, with the occasional arts related tour abroad.

Through the year the Company hosts and invites its members to a range of less formal lunches and dinners, giving the opportunity to visit others of the forty or so halls in the City.

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Education

The Arts Scholars seek to support education and opportunity in the historic and decorative arts at all levels of school, university and specialist training, through bursaries, annual awards, individual grants and mentoring schemes.

We support the teaching and study of art history both as a discrete subject and within art and design in secondary education. At tertiary level we support the study of subjects relating to the historic and decorative arts, including their history, conservation and cultural impact.

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Membership

The Company has a programme of events for Liverymen and Freemen, including exclusive visits and tours of houses, collections and exhibitions relating to the arts and the City, with the occasional arts related tour abroad.

Through the year the Company hosts and invites its members to a range of less formal lunches and dinners, giving the opportunity to visit others of the forty or so halls in the City.

The Arts Scholars welcome membership from all those who fit their membership criteria regardless of their race, colour, religion, gender or sexuality.

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Contact

The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars

c/o The Clerk
5 Queen Anne's Gate
White House Walk
Farnham
GU9 9AN

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01252 560 852

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