Of the Profits arising therefrom Two Hundred Pounds shall be given to indigent Artists or their Families, and the Remainder shall be employed in the Support of the Institution. All Academicians till they have attained the Age of Sixty shall be obliged to Exhibit at least one Performance, under a Penalty of five Pounds to be paid into the Treasury of the Academy, unless they can Show sufficient Cause for their Omission but after that Age they shall be exempt from all Duty.
There shall be a Winter Academy of living Models, Men & Women of different Characters, under the Regulations expressed in the By laws of the Society hereafter to be made, free to all Students who shall be qualified to receive Advantage from such Studies.
There shall be a Summer Academy of living Models to paint after, also of Laymen with Draperies, both antient & modern, Plaister Figures, Bas reliefs, Models & Designs of Fruits, Flowers, Ornaments, &ca. free to all Students qualified to receive Advantage from such Studies & under the Regulations expressed in the By Laws of the Society hereafter to be made.
There shall be a Library of Books of Architecture, Sculpture, Painting and all the Sciences relating thereto, also Prints of Bas reliefs, Vases, Trophies, Ornaments, Dresses ancient & modern Customs & Ceremonies, Instruments of War & Arts, Utensils of Sacrifice, & all other Things useful to Students in the Arts, which Library shall be open one Day in Every Week to all Students properly qualified. One of the Members of the Council shall attend in the Room during the whole Time it is open, to keep Order, & to see that no Damage be done to the Books, & he shall be paid 10/6d. for his Attendance. No Books shall under any Pretence be suffered to be taken out of the Library. But every Academician shall have free ingress at all seasonable Times of the Day, to consult the Books & to make Designs or Sketches from them.
There shall be annually one General Meeting of the whole Body or more if requisite, to Elect the Council & Visitors to Confirm new Laws & Regulations, to Hear Complaints & redress Grievances if there be any, and to do any other Business relative to the Society.
The Council shall frame new Laws & Regulations but they shall have no force, till ratified by the Consent of the General Assembly and the Approbation of the King.
Though it may not be for the Benefit of the Institution absolutely to prohibit Pluralities, yet they are as much as possible to be avoided, that his Majesty’s Gracious Intention may be comply’d with, by dividing as nearly as possible the Emoluments of the Institution amongst all its Members.
If any Member of the Society shall by any means become obnoxious it may be put to the Ballot in the General Assembly whether he shall be expelled, & if there be found a Majority for Expulsion, he shall be expelled provided his Majesty’s Permission be first obtained for that Purpose
No Student shall be admitted into the Schools till he hath satisfied the Keeper of the Academy, the Visitor & Council for the Time being of his Abilities, which being done, he shall receive his Letter of Admission, signed by the Secretary of the Academy certifying that he is admitted a Student in the Royal Schools.
If any Student be guilty of improper Behaviour in the Schools or doth not quietly submit to the Rules & Orders Established for their Regulation it shall be in the Power of the Council upon Complaint being first made by the Keeper of the Academy, to Expel, Reprimand, or Rusticate him for a certain Time, but if he be once Expelled he shall never be readmitted in to the Royal Schools
All Modes of Elections shall be regulated by the By laws of the Society hereafter to be made for that Purpose.
I approve of this Plan, let it be put into execution
Decr. 10th. 1768.