Many Friends will remember the Quaker Fellowship of the Arts, which was laid down some years ago. It published a regular magazine, Reynard, and arranged events for Friends to create and share arts together. Today, the importance of the arts to many Friends is clearer, but we believe there is much more potential to be explored, whether for spiritual growth and nourishment, for outreach or witness.
The Quaker Arts Network was established in 2011 and became a Listed Informal Group of Britain Yearly Meeting soon after in 2012. Since then we have held at least one day-long or weekend participative event each year, and have also organised exhibitions and published art calendars. Each of these has been organised by a separate project group.
Friends in Tune became a QAN project in 2018.
In 2017 we carried out a consultation exercise among our members, and the results were considered a the 2017 and 2018 AGMs. We agreed revised aims at the 2018 AGM and have since been approved as a Quaker Recognised Body.
Annual Reports and other documents are available at our documents page.