Be part of our story
We're an independent charity that receives no revenue funding from the government. We rely on the generosity of our Friends, Patrons and supporters to continue our programme of exhibitions, education and debate.
Become a Friend
Enjoy free entry to our exhibitions
As one of our Friends, you’ll get to know us in a whole new way. You and a family guest will visit our exhibitions for free all year round, enjoy all day access to the Keeper’s House and be invited to events and lectures. All this and more is included in our Friends membership scheme.
Looking for a special gift? Give the gift of a RA250 limited edition membership, giving your loved ones the opportunity to get closer to the new Royal Academy of Arts and our expanded programme.
Donate to the RA
The RA is a charity, run by artists and funded by art-lovers. Your donation supports our future, to continue to create, debate and exhibit great works of art and to champion art and artists.