Opportunities for sponsorship
The Royal Academy of Arts has been at the heart of British cultural life since its foundation in 1768. The Academy has built a worldwide reputation for the quality and variety of its exhibitions.
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Politically and financially autonomous, the Royal Academy has developed strong relationships with the leading galleries and museums, curators and experts of the world, which enable it to present the public with bold, ambitious exhibitions which are both exciting and stimulating.
This page highlights forthcoming exhibitions and activities which have excellent opportunities for corporate involvement. The Royal Academy’s financial independence has ensured its commercial awareness; this has been further developed through its many relationships with the business world. The Royal Academy’s expert team will create a package of benefits tailored to meet your organisation’s sponsorship and partnership objectives.
High profile sponsorship opportunities
The RA has a number of high profile sponsorship opportunities available in 2012 and beyond, including:
15 September – 9 December 2012
Sculpture in metal is the most universal of art forms and this exhibition is the first to communicate the sheer geographical breadth of Bronze. From China and Japan to Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece and Modern Europe each civilization and culture across five millennia has worked in the metal. The cult of celebrity has seen ‘the artist’ as an individual thrown centre stage, however in so doing has the practitioner been celebrated whilst the practice left behind? Bronze addresses this, placing the material, not the master, back in the limelight positioning bronze as the nearest thing we have to a global art form.
Combining the colossal in scale to the finest in detail, the 150 pieces will range from the awe-inspiring to mind-baffling intricacy. Whilst exquisite in their own right, some pieces illustrate wonderful tales of voyage and discovery such as the Dancing Satyr’s recovery from the bottom of the Sicilian sea. Arranged thematically, each gallery looks at different genres from heads to vessels to reliefs, with objects from the various cultures being juxtaposed to demonstrate the similarities across cultures.
Curated by David Ekserdjian and Cecilia Treves, visitors will now be able to explore Bronze at first hand by holding selected works of art and experiencing the sensual assault of the foundry.
Mexico: A Revolution in Art
6 July – 29 September 2013
The Sackler Wing of Galleries
Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910–1940 showcases the great art that was created in Mexico over this thirty year period, placing the work of Mexican and non-Mexican artists adjacent to one another. Under a state sponsored programme, culture in Mexico was transferred from a perceived position of privilege to a commodity embraced by all, deliberately representing the inherent creativity and industry of a nation.
The cultural world in all its genres responded by flocking to observe this cultural revolution. Writers from Graham Greene and John Steinbeck found themselves rubbing shoulders with Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera, all documented by the lens of Cartier Bresson, Capa and Munkacsi making it a truly vibrant and international centre. The central concept of the exhibition is to reveal the dynamic interaction that was taking place at this time. From the celebration of all things Mexican and the influence Mexican history was having on artists’ working practice, to the relationship art adopted in forming the wider aspirations of the government, this was a time of optimism and political conviction in which artists came together, influencing one another and collaborating.
21 September – 8 December 2013
This exhibition will explore Australian art through the genre of landscape, one of the defining subjects of Australian culture both historically and today. It will be structured thematically around three main themes: The Depiction of the Distinctive Australian Landscape; Conquering/Settling, which will look at notions of the pastoral and of urbanization, and Pleasure & Pain, which will bring together representations of landscape as a site of leisure and recreation but also as an enduring threat. Bringing together over 200 works in all media, the exhibition will be the first major exhibition dedicated to Australian landscape art to be held in the UK and the first Australian survey in London since the early 1960s.
Honoré Daumier: The Heroism of Modern Life
26 October 2013 – 26 January 2014
The Sackler Wing of Galleries
Honoré Daumier: The Heroism of Modern Life celebrates Daumier’s innovative and daring works in a social and political climate of unrest in mid-nineteenth- century Paris. Baudelaire called him “One of the most important men… not only of caricature, but also of modern art”. Contemporary practitioners from Peter Doig to Francis Bacon and Paula Rego continue to be inspired by him. Yet, Honoré Daumier’s insightful work remains truly under exposed in public eyes. A forward thinker whose work posed questions with real political content and humour, he never shied away from representing what he also felt was the answer - so much so that his caricature of Louis Philippe landed him in prison for six months.
Citizen Daumier, the artist as opposed to the caricaturist, produced relevant, accessible work illustrating the margins of society. In this exhibition Catherine Lampert, former Director of the Whitechapel Gallery explores over 100 of Daumier’s paintings, lithographs, drawings and watercolours exploring a man left unnoticed for over 50 years.
All sponsorships offer bespoke benefits tailored to the needs of your company, including: strong corporate marketing platform, enticing corporate hospitality, networking opportunities, and the ability to develop employee and community partner benefits.
Contact details for further information
For more information on sponsorship, please contact Michael Eldred on 020 7300 5979 or Catherine Janssens on 020 7300 5704