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.



The Skinny
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 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.



Drink Sponsor for the RSA Annual Exhibition

Arbikie Estate is a family-owned working farm perched on the east coast of Angus. Here, the crop is king. We painstakingly plant, sow, tend and harvest the fields that make up Arbikie. We are craftsmen of the soil. This is an estate profoundly shaped by its environment: the red sandstone-tinted soil, the powerful sea and the turbulent weather give Arbike a character found nowhere else. And here, situated where land meets sea, sits our distillery – created from an ancient barn, it is a place with all the ingredients required to produce authentic spirits of the highest quality.


NVT Group
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.



Brodies LLP
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 .




Standard Life Aberdeen

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 

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.