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.
Become a Friend and take part in the Friends' Biennial Art Exhibition
This April the Friends will be taking over two galleries at the RWA for the Biennial Exhibition. If you enjoy the Annual Open Exhibition then this is very much for you: scores of artworks including paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures will be free to browse in the Cube and Link galleries. All the artworks will be available to buy. If you are a Friend and would like to take part, please see the application forms on this page. If you are not a member but would like the chance to take part please click here to sign up as a Friend.
The FRWA regularly arrange trips, visits and talks to raise money to support the RWA. Many of these events can be found here.
Single - £35
Joint - £50
Student * - £15 (*Student membership requires ID, available for a maximum of 3 years)
Click here to sign up online. You can also 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 and mail to us. For any queries please contact the membership secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org
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