CURRENT SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
EXHIBITION SPONSORS AND AWARD GIVERS
RSA New Contemporaries 9th March – 3rd April 2019
Walter Scott & Partners
Sponsor RSA New Contemporaries and the Walter Scott & Partners Purchase Prize
Walter Scott & Partners Limited was established in 1983 to offer global equity portfolio management to institutional investors around the world. The firm’s clients today include pension plans, foundations, public funds and financial institutions. The firm also sub-advises a number of mutual funds and equivalent vehicles in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. Walter Scott operates from a single office in Edinburgh and since 2006 has been a wholly owned subsidiary of BNY Mellon.
Drink sponsor for RSA New Contemporaries and the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Award
The Glenfiddich Artists in Residence programme was established in 2002 and has evolved into a highly acclaimed and culturally important annual programme that is fully funded by the family owners of Glenfiddich, William Grant and Sons. Each year, a number of artists from around the world are selected to take up a residency at the distillery and invited to take inspiration from their surroundings to produce new work. It has become widely acclaimed in the art world for providing artists with an original setting, space and community in which to work.
Glenfiddich are also the drink partners for New Contemporaries.
Media partner of RSA New Contemporaries
The Skinny is Scotland’s leading free magazine, offering independent cultural journalism to readers in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee in a monthly print title and online at theskinny.co.uk. Launched in 2005, The Skinny covers everything from visual art to music and film, with a particular focus on local emergent talent. A second edition in the Northwest of England has covered the local cultural scenes of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds since 2013. The Skinny have supported New Contemporaries since the exhibition’s inception in 2009.
RSA Annual Exhibition 2nd November – 11th December 2019
Headline Sponsor of the 193rd Annual Exhibition
Baillie Gifford is an investment management firm wholly owned by its partners. It was founded in Edinburgh in 1908 and still has its headquarters in the city. Baillie Gifford has a strong track record of corporate philanthropy and we are delighted to have their support in 2019 as headline sponsor for the 193rd RSA Annual Exhibition.
Provide IT support services for the Royal Scottish Academy as well as sponsoring the RSA City Nights series
Technology Services Integrator, NVT design, test, build, deploy and support voice and data infrastructure solutions which support business operations and facilitate the staging of world-class events. NVT Group help businesses to harness the power of ICT, so that they can maximise performance and productivity. The company has an experienced team based in their Scottish headquarters and on customer sites to give a first-class, cost-effective service. They deal with IT support, fully managed services, cloud computing, technology consultancy and IT project management.
FRIENDS’ SCHOOLS ART AWARD
Brodies LLP Sponsor the Friends of the RSA Schools Art Award – one of the most prestigious art awards for secondary school pupils in Scotland
Brodies LLP is a leading law practice delivering legal services of the highest quality to Scottish, UK and global organisations. With offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Brussels, the firm offers legal advice to private and public sector clients both in the UK and internationally in its core business areas of corporate and commercial; energy (both renewables and oil & gas); property; litigation; banking and financial services; employment, pensions and benefits and trust and tax.
Brodies is committed to making a positive contribution to the communities in which its lawyers and staff live and work through its Positive Impact programme. For more about this programme, click here. For more information about Brodies, please visit www.brodies.com .
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY CORPORATE MEMBERS
AXA ART – RSA Corporate Member (Founder Member)
AXA ART specialises in the insurance of high value home contents and buildings, art, collectables and musical instruments and caters for private collectors, dealers, museums and exhibitions both in the UK and internationally. We have been operating for over 50 years on the principles of personal and dedicated service and provide worldwide cover for our clients’ treasured possessions.
Standard Life Aberdeen – RSA Corporate Member
Standard Life Aberdeen plc is a leading global investment company. Their purpose is to invest for a better future and they strive to make a positive long-term impact. This means delivering world-class investment solutions; as well as operating ethically, encouraging good practices among companies they invest in, and providing support and expertise for the benefit of the communities in which they operate.
Standard Life Aberdeen plc is headquartered in Scotland. It has over a million shareholders and is a FTSE 100 company listed on the London Stock Exchange.
The Victor Murphy Trust – RSA Corporate Member
The Victor Murphy Trust was established to preserve its collection of mainly Scottish art and craft; to enable public viewing of the collection; and to use the collection as a bridge between different cultures. The Trust believe art and craft, both historically and contemporary has a role in education and cultural exchange. They believe that past artistic and craft heritage can assist present and future generations’ appreciation of cultural diversity.