Royal Academy of Arts, London

Royal Academy of Arts, London

The Royal Academy of Arts has a unique position in being an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate. The Academy was founded by George III in 1768. The 34 founding Members were a group of prominent artists and architects including Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir William Chambers who were determined to achieve professional standing for British art and architecture. They also wanted to provide a venue for exhibitions that would be open to the public; and to establish a school of art through which their skills and knowledge could be passed to future generations of practitioners. The Academy today continues to aspire, in the words of its eighteenth-century founders, ‘to promote the arts of design’, that is: to present a broad range of visual art to the widest possible audience; to stimulate debate, understanding and creation through education; and to provide a focus for the interests of artists and art-lovers. The Academy has held an annual Summer Exhibition of works for sale since its formation and its first loan exhibition was held in 1870.

Posts from Royal Academy of Arts, London

  • Installation views, RA Schools Show 2014. On wall: Paul Schneider, Blue Red Yellow, 2014. Vinyl on wall, 275 x 390 cm. On floor: Paul Schneider, Office Party, 2014. Routed compact laminate, 500 x 540 cm. Photo: Andy Keate.

    Call for applications

    The RA Schools is a contemporary school of art offering free postgraduate level study. Focusing on the professional education of artists, the programme provides an open, informed and critical environment for participants[...]

    October 21, 2014

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    RA Schools Show

    The RA Schools Show is the annual exhibition of works by final year students at the historic Royal Academy Schools. This year's show presents the work of sixteen artists and explores their distinctively individual practi[...]

    June 12, 2014

  • Royal Academy of Arts, London, seeks applicants for the Starr Fellowship

    An artist's residency at the Royal Academy Schools, London. The Starr Fellowship is a residency at the Royal Academy Schools, the Royal Academy of Arts' contemporary fine art school. The fellowship is available to emergi[...]

    March 6, 2014

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    Royal Academy Schools Show, London

    The Royal Academy Schools will stage the annual exhibition of final year postgraduate students' work and profile the work of artists developed over a three-year period of intensive study. The exhibition will see the tran[...]

    June 18, 2012

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    Nigel Hall RA: In Transit

    The Royal Academy of Arts Artists' Laboratory 03 will feature previously unseen drawings and sketches by Nigel Hall RA. Hall is best known for his pure geometric abstract sculptures and drawings, which show a preoccupa[...]

    September 22, 2011

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    Royal College of Art seeks to hire a part-time Tutor

    Tutor (0.2) Printmaking 41,241–46,150 GBP pro rata  The Royal College of Art is the only wholly postgraduate institution of university status devoted to the study of art, design, humanities and communications. [...]

    June 24, 2011

  • Royal Academy of Arts: Call for Application

    Royal Academy of Arts: Call for Application

    The Royal Academy of Arts is now open for submission to the annual Summer Exhibition, a unique celebratory showcase for art of all styles and media. Any artist can submit paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, archit[...]

    January 19, 2011

  • New Artists' Space at The Royal Academy presents Ian McKeever

    New Artists’ Space at The Royal Academy presents Ian McKeever

    This autumn the Royal Academy of Arts will see the inception of a new programme of exhibitions by its' contemporary Royal Academicians. The programme, entitled Artists' Laboratory, will give them the opportunity to take [...]

    September 21, 2010

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    Kungl. Konsth

    Kungl. Konsth�skolan (KKH), Royal University College of Fine Arts, announces two professorships in fine arts (100 %) as vacant Application with a verified CV, artistic works and other documents that the applicant wishe[...]

    August 3, 2005