The professional instructors in the Academy of Historical Arts are experts within their fields and are available for consulting, teaching and demonstration purposes.
We are available to teach at seminars, workshops and events, and can bring considerable experience and skill either as part of a team of instructors or as the solo instructor teaching the whole event. Our instructors have taught at events throughout the UK, across Europe and as far afield as the United States.
The organisation is able to organise, choreograph and perform public demonstrations, although it is important to note that we are not a re-enactment organisation.
We have experience conducting school visits to teach about historical periods, but also teaching about historical fighting methods and traditional hand crafts. Our professional instructors have been checked through Disclosure Scotland and the PVG Scheme and are qualified to work with children.
As well as one-off events, we can provide courses of study over a series of evenings or weekend days. These could involve historical fencing activities or traditional crafts, or could be a series of lectures about various facets or periods of history.
Our time is valuable both to us and to the charity, so services must be bought and paid for as with any other business. Several years have been spent developing the skills and knowledge that we possess in order to provide these services. Time, effort and money has been spent on training and qualifications. The organisation has various overheads that need to be paid, such as the end of year accountant's fees, annual insurance packages, and several paperwork and administrative costs. As a result, our rates may be high, but the service that you receive will be of accordingly high quality.
We will always endeavour to support AHA subscribers and clubs that have affiliated to the Academy by offering discounted rates where possible.
If you would like to get in touch about organising one of these activities, please contact us. We will endeavour to respond swiftly and to answer any questions you have.