The Arts Society aims to inspire young people with a lasting enthusiasm for the arts and an awareness of our arts heritage and its conservation, and to expand the horizons of young people through their involvement in creative arts. 

The Arts Society Cambridge, through its Young Arts Programme seeks to give more children and young people access to the arts through its sponsorship of local and national charitable organisations.  Our aim is to engage with children and young people from a wide range of backgrounds and with those groups who seek additional funding.


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Arts Society nationally, the Arts Society Cambridge is giving a grant worth £3000 p.a. to The Hamilton Kerr Institute to support two graduates studying the conservation of easel paintings for three years.. 

And as an extra special donation, we are delighted to announce a grant of £200 to St Catharine’s College Girls’ Choir.

This exceptional choir was the first college-based choir for girls in the UK, breaking with 900 years of tradition and providing girls from many schools around Cambridge with a unique musical experience. The girls receive regular tuition on music theory, reading and vocal technique but its ethos is rather different from many other choirs – it is not a school choir, nor is it limited to traditional Church repertoire.

As part of the Choir’s 10th anniversary celebrations, the choir is travelling to California as the guests of the Piedmont and East Bay Children’s Choir.  The trip is an expensive one and funds have already been committed by the College but our donation will help the girls who are unable to raise their own travel expenses to take part in this celebration.