The Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) is an independent membership-led organisation. The membership comprises 104 Academicians from the disciplines of Art and Architecture. The Academy has also appointed 30 Honorary Members, including HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The decision-making structure of the Academy is as follows :-
The most senior decision-making body is the Assembly of Academicians.
The President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected annually and together form the Standing Committee which meets once a month to deal with routine business. The Council comprises the President, Secretary and Treasurer and 10 other members selected in rotation. The Council is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Academy. In addition, there is also an Exhibitions and Events Committee which is responsible for the RSA Programme and a General Purposes Committee whose function is to oversee such activities as the RSA Collection and the allocation of awards. The above Committees normally meet every two months.
RSA President: Professor Bill Scott PRSA DA FRBS
RSA Secretary: Arthur Watson RSA RSA
Treasurer: Professor Ian Howard RSA
A relatively small staff administer the Academy and organise its exhibitions, competitions, prizes and funds.
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