Studying at the Royal Academy Schools places you at the heart of a vibrant, art-centred community and we hope that you will be part of this conversation long after your time at the RA.
We offer our graduates regular updates from their peers, news from the RA Schools, professional opportunities, events, entry to RA exhibitions and academic insight. You can find more information on these, and how to join below.
We are just getting started and we don’t hold contacts details for all of our graduates yet. If you haven’t heard from us you can join below. Please help us to reach graduates you are still in touch with by referring them to us.
If you graduated from the Royal Academy Schools and you would like more information, or to arrange a time to drop in and see us, please get in touch.
Free entry to exhibitions
Visit all RA exhibitions with a family guest for free.
Subscribe to our podcasts of Lectures by renowned thinkers and Artist’s Talks, direct from our postgraduate programme, each week during the academic year.
Discuss + collaborate
Discuss current shows and collaborate with other graduates through our Facebook group. If you know of a great studio that has just become available, post about it here.
Receive the quarterly RA Magazine, which covers UK and international art exhibitions, book reviews and news from the RA and Royal Academicians.
Keep in touch
Follow what your peers are up to through our new social media pages. Get all the latest news from the RA Schools in our regular eNews updates.
Monday night life drawing with our long standing tutor Francis Bowyer.
Priority booking for talks + events
Book your place at RA Schools public lectures and symposia before anyone else.
As part of our updates we will circulate opportunities we know will be of interest to our graduates such as residencies and awards.
The Keeper’s House
A restaurant, a café, a cocktail bar, a garden, a place to encounter art at the Royal Academy.
RA Schools Spring Symposium 2015 Supported by the David Lean Foundation
Organised by artists Adham Faramawy and Cécile B. Evans, this day critically examined embodiment, outsourcing, and emotional labour in relation to new technologies: the interfaces we live with and through today.
RA Schools Annual Lecture Supported by the David Lean Foundation
Vanessa Jackson appears to take the most formal approach to painting, but her use of geometry and its three dimensional function deny the supposed flatness of modernist space. The title of this talk, ‘Curvature and Common Sense’ is an attempt to explore the contradiction of a fully realised space at once pertaining to logic and completeness and uncertainty and unease. The curvature is the deviant from the straight modernist line, whilst making sense in the studio is key to the understanding of representation.
Frank Stella Hon RA in Conversation with Dr David Anfam
This year we welcomed the legendary artist Frank Stella in conversation with Dr David Anfam.
Frank Stella began his career with his renowned Black Paintings exhibited at MoMA in 1959. The recipient of honorary degrees from universities all over the world, he was elected an Honorary RA in 1993. In 2000 he was the first American to have a dedicated gallery space within the Summer Exhibition. Stella’s next major retrospective launches at the Whitney Museum of Art in 2015. David Anfam is a leading scholar and curator of mid-century American art. His many books and catalogues include studies of Abstract Expressionism and Colour Field Painting and the landmark Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas – A Catalogue Raisonné.
RA Schools Symposium Supported by the David Lean Foundation
With Lucy Skaer, Angie Keefer, Nina Power, Cally Spooner and Natasha Soobramanien.
This was a one-day symposium dealing with the management of reading. Far from attempting to isolate writing as an autonomous (art) practice, the speakers addressed the linguistic ‘poiesis’ (making) as a model, or common denominator for constructions which may bind artistic practises to other things, places and professions.
Language is a material that “every one who ever has or is or will be living” produces for the same means and ends: we all read, write, speak and listen to maintain the inter-dependency of our various occupations.
Royal Academy Schools and Newton Investment Management
Royal Academy Schools and Newton Investment Management have built a strong partnership based on shared core values of supporting new talent with the commitment and skills to shape the future of the visual arts.
In their six year partnership, Newton has subsidised the placement of over 100 students at the Royal Academy Schools, offering artists an intensive, three-year programme that is highly regarded throughout the world as a centre of excellence, ensuring that its students are able to attend on merit alone.
Newton Investment Management is proud to support the only UK art institution that remains both independent and free to all who study there.