The Society is a member of The Arts Society that was founded in 1968 as the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. The Arts Society works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the preservation of artistic heritage. It is a UK-based charity and supports a network of over 360 local societies across the country. In addition, it supports a number of societies in mainland Europe and Australasia.

The Arts Society Petersfield meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month, except in January and August, for lectures on a broad and diverse range of topics.