Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
) is an award
granted to individuals that the Royal Society of Arts
(RSA) judges to have made outstanding achievements to social progress and development.
In the official language of the Fellowship Charter, the award recognizes the contributions of exceptional individuals from across the world who have made significant contributions relating to the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce. Fellowship is only awarded to those who can demonstrate that they have made significant contributions to social change, and support the mission of the RSA.
Fellows of the RSA are entitled to use the post-nominal letters FRSA
after their name and gain access to the RSA Library and to other premises in central London.
The Royal Society of the Arts
was founded in 1754 by William Shipley
as the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce, it was granted a Royal Charter in 1847, and the right to use the term Royal in its name by King Edward VII
in 1908. The shorter version, The Royal Society of Arts and the related RSA acronym, are used more frequently than the full name.
In addition to the Fellowship, the RSA awards three medals, the Albert Medal, the Benjamin Franklin Medal
(following a decision by the Board in 2013, the Benjamin Franklin Medal is now overseen by the RSA US, although the final nomination is ratified by the UK Board) and the Bicentenary Medal. Medal winners include Sir Frank Whittle
and Cambridge Professor Stephen Hawking
The Royal Society of Arts building (18th-century engraving)
Since 1754, the RSA Fellowship has been a community of leaders in the fields of art, literature, journalism, and business who have made significant contributions to society or the arts, and are able to support the mission of the RSA.
Acceptance into the fellowship is strict. New fellows
are selected by the nomination of an existing fellow or by a request for fellowship.
If applicants apply without a nomination, they have to be supported by two referees. All nominations and applications are reviewed by a fellowship admissions panel.
Some of its Fellows, who come from diverse backgrounds and professions, include:
Previous Fellows have included:
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