As a Royal Academy of Art, the RWA has professional artists at its heart, with a membership of around 150 Academicians who are elected by their peers. 

Academicians are artists at the forefront of their profession who are committed to contributing to the success and future of the RWA. The Academicians support the RWA's activities throughout the year and regularly show work in the galleries.

The current President is Fiona Robinson PRWA.

The process of becoming an Academician is by application and selection and is open to all, regardless of where they are based.  If you are interested in applying, please see the Become an Academician page: the deadline for next year is Monday 2 March 2020.


167 Annual Open Exhibition: Artist Information

Exhibiting in the Annual Open? Click here to find out everything you need to know.