Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy were founded in 1986 to give art lovers
the opportunity to support the work of the Academy and to participate in its
activities. The RSA is at the forefront in promoting living artists in Scotland
through its Annual Exhibition, scholarships and in other ways. It plays a pivotal
role in encouraging young artists from all of Scotlands Colleges of Art
and Architecture in its unique annual Exhibition. For all of this work the Academy
relies entirely upon private funding.