As a Royal Academy of Art, the RWA has professional artists at its heart, with a membership of around 150 Academicians who are elected by their peers. 

Academicians are artists at the forefront of their profession who are committed to contributing to the success and future of the RWA. The Academicians support the RWA's activities throughout the year and regularly show work in the galleries.

The current President is Fiona Robinson PRWA.

The process of becoming an Academician is by application and selection and is open to all, regardless of where they are based.  If you are interested in applying, please see the Become an Academician page: the next deadline is Monday 2 March 2021.