How you help

The Royal Academy of Arts is a truly unique organisation - one that remains true to its origins as a place where art is made, exhibited and debated. Our mission is simple: to be a clear, strong voice for art and artists. Many are surprised to learn that the RA is a charity that receives no revenue funding from the government. We are entirely reliant upon funds from our activities, and on the support of sponsors, donors and our loyal Friends to continue our work. 

As a Friend of the RA, your invaluable support enables us to:

Maintain our independence
The Royal Academy is a self-supporting charity, which receives no revenue funding from the government. We rely on money from Friends like you to be able to continue our work and remain a culture of visual arts in Britain and the world. 

Conserve the nation’s artistic heritage
RA Collection focuses on British art and artists, predominately from the 18th century to the present day. Highlights include major works by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Turner, Constable, Millais, Leighton, Waterhouse, Sargent, Spencer and Hockney. 

Nurture the next generation of great artists
RA Schools have trained some of Britain’s most famous artists and are regarded throughout the world as a centre of artistic excellence. They give students the platform to develop their ideas, and the foundation to become a professional artist. 

Help historians and scholars
RA Library is the oldest institutional Fine Arts library in the United Kingdom, with a significant collection of books, prints, drawings and photographs relating to British art and the history of the Royal Academy. 

Your Support is our Future. Thank You.


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