The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is an organisation that has been committed to finding practical solutions to social challenges for over two and a half centuries.
So much of what has been achieved in this time could have not have happened without our diverse network of 27,000 Fellows.
Joining the Fellowship offers access to a huge, international resource of expertise and experience where you can make valuable connections, share skills and gain access to funding. You will also have access to the library, café and all the meeting spaces at RSA House.
We believe the RSA is the best place to have an idea.
So, what do RSA Fellows do?
Fellows’ projects range from the local to the international: Catherine Shovelin FRSA has recently been supported to transform the New Cross Learning Centre – a vital community space in South London whilst Blair Glencourse FRSA successfully crowdfunded his idea to build a Wiki page that would help Nepalese citizens navigate government processes. You can read about these projects and many more on the RSA Crowdfunding page.
The RSA and its Fellows are not afraid to question the status quo and create alternative solutions.
We champion those who challenge popular perceptions and offer fresh thinking around emerging, modern problems. Our recent short animation by Dr Brené Brown does exactly this by looking at the difference between sympathy and empathy, a distinction often missed.
Across the Fellowship there are hundreds more examples of how together we are moving forward. Fellowship is open to anyone anywhere in the world who shares or demonstrates our commitment to positive social change.
If you are interested in any of the ideas or projects above, then we’d love to hear from you.
For more information or if you would like to visit RSA House for a tour of the facilities and a chat about Fellowship then please contact Fellowship Development Coordinator Alex Barker.