Join the Friends of the RWA
Enjoy world-class exhibitions in Bristol and help secure the future of the city's oldest art gallery.
Already a Friend of the RWA? Login and continue your support with the new membership hub.
Friends will benefit from:
- Free, unlimited entry to all RWA exhibitions
- Monthly email newsletters and regular printed newsletters – so that you'll be the first to hear about RWA artists, exhibitions and events · Updates from The Floating Circle, the online art magazine of the Friends of the RWA
- 5% discount on RWA Drawing School courses
- 10% discount on RWA - branded shop stock and Exhibition Catalogues
- Exclusive Friends Trips and Visits to galleries and museums all over the country, with 10% discount off full price
- Free Lectures from artists exclusively for Friends of the RWA
- Discount at Bristol Fine Art
- Opportunity to submit work to the next RWA Friends' Exhibition
As well as supporting the RWA by raising vital funds, the Friends are a thriving arts community offering events and benefits for artists, culture vultures and art lovers in Bristol and beyond. Find out more about all the activities you can enjoy as a Friend.
The Perfect Gift
Friends memberships make the perfect gift. If you are purchasing a joint membership, please let us know the name of the other person who will be benefiting from membership. If you are buying membership for someone else, please also let us know their name. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends are an independent charity (1107149) set up to support the RWA
The proceeds raised by membership fees and Friends fundraising activities are a vital source of income for the RWA and directly support exhibitions, educational activities and events.
Single - £35
Joint - £50 (Please note joint membership requires one person to sign up as the lead member, the second member is added on afterwards using your confirmation email. Please make sure you add on any additional details such as a separate postal and email address in order to receive all newsletters)
Student - £15 (please send a photo of your student ID to email@example.com)
The Floating Circle: an online art magazine by the Friends of the RWA
The Floating Circle is an online art magazine made by the Friends, for the Friends, for anyone interested in the visual arts in Bristol and beyond. It aims to showcase the art of the RWA and to celebrate all things arty and cultural in Bristol and the South West.
The Friends Exhibition
The Friends exhibition this year will take place at the RWA from 29 March – 28 April 2024.
If you have any queries about submissions - please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Art Pass allows you to visit any RWA exhibition, as many times as you want, for one whole year
Exclusive exhibition launch invites, discounts in the shop and Drawing School, and much more!