Royal Academy of Arts
We are run by artists and architects to promote appreciation, understanding, and practice of art.
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The Royal Academy of Arts has existed to champion art and artists for over 250 years. We are run by artists and architects to promote appreciation, understanding and practice of art. We are independent and do not receive any funding from government. The Royal Academy's charitable objects are: The promotion of the arts of design; The education of the public in the creation, enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of the arts, through exhibitions, educational programs and debate by all charitable means as the members of Council may think fit. Current year objectives: To enable the Royal Academy to continue to meet its charitable objectives, in February 2013, the Royal Academy devised a new Strategic Plan. The final year of this five year plan was 2018, which culminated in our 250th anniversary year. This is therefore the last time that we are reporting by reference to the 2013-18 Strategic Plan, as we move forward with devising our new Strategic Plan, which we expect to publish in the first half of 2020. The 2013-18 Strategic Plan set out to achieve five principal objectives, as follows: 1. To inspire and engage a wider public 2. To engage scholars and nurture the artists of the future 3. To establish spaces fit for a 21st century Academy 4. To realise the full potential of our members and staff 5. To fulfill our objectives and safeguard our future