Join the Friends of the RWA (FRWA) and enjoy supporting Bristol's own Royal Academy
The Friends are an independent charity (1107149) set up to support the RWA. The proceeds raised by membership fees and Friends fundraising activities are a vital source of income for the RWA and directly support exhibitions, educational activities and events.
Becoming a Friend of the RWA is a great way to enjoy world-class exhibitions in Bristol, and to secure the future of the city's first art gallery. Joining the FRWA is also a great way to meet people with a shared love of the visual arts, and to enjoy all the benefits listed below.
Single - £35
Joint - £50
Student * - £15 (*Student membership requires ID, available for a maximum of 3 years)
You can join as a Friend at the RWA Welcome Desk in person when you visit, or by phone on 0117 973 5129. Alternatively, print off a copy of the Friends Leaflet.
For a flavour of the Friends' activities, visit the FRWA Facebook page here.
The Floating Circle - an online art magazine by the Friends of the RWA
The Floating Circle is an online art magazine made by the Friends, for the Friends, for anyone interested in the visual arts in Bristol and beyond. It aims to showcase the art of the RWA and to celebrate all things arty and cultural in Bristol and the South West. Click here to view
Lectures, Trips and Visits
Friends visit to Kelmscott Manor and Buscot House and Park
19 September 2018 - read more
Visit the summer home of William Morris. Download the Booking Form below.
Meet the Artist: Trevor Haddrell
Saturday 1 September, 11am - 12.15pm, Fedden Gallery
£10 general admission / £8 for RWA Friends. Friends may apply their discount code at the checkout.
Sculpture in Bristol City Centre: A Guided Tour
Wednesday 26 September 2018, 1.15pm - 3.15pm Meet College Green Bus stop (City Hall side)
£5 (pay on the day in person)
Art and Culture in The Midlands
28-30 November 2018, Download the booking form below