The Royal Society of Sculptors is an artist led, membership organisation. We support and connect sculptors throughout their careers and lead the conversation about sculpture today through exhibitions and events for all.
The Society was created more than 100 years ago to champion contemporary sculpture and the artists who create it. Today we welcome everyone interested in exploring this art form and its many possibilities.
We are based in London’s South Kensington, a few minutes’ walk from its great museums, in a beautiful listed building called Dora House. Come and join in the conversation, through exhibitions, artists’ talks and creative workshops . We invite you to view the world from a different perspective, to dig deep into the practice of individual sculptors and to challenge the way you think.
The Society provides a supportive membership community to sculptors throughout their careers, offering access to expert advice, training, bursaries, residencies and awards. Read more about the benefits of becoming a member.
Dora House is also available to hire for events, from drinks receptions and small conferences to creative workshops and training sessions. Read more about venue hire.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The Society is committed to equality and diversity and has appointed Nicola Anthony MRSS as Board champion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Thanks to a grant from the Association of Independent Museums, the Society is working with Alex Marshall at Spot the Gap to explore and improve our approach to equality, diversity & inclusion.
Alex undertook a diversity survey of staff, trustees and volunteers during summer 2021. As part of the research stage Alex also reviewed the staff handbook and worked with trustees to better understand the organisation’s diversity blind spots and to identify what changes could be made to improve diversity and inclusion. Thanks to a recommendations report, the Society is now working towards short and long term internal and external goals.
The publication of an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policy enables the Society to send out a strong message of commitment, both internally and externally. Although the EDI policy is a fundamental part of the Society's diversity strategy, it will be brought to life only if it is reinforced by a focused and structured strategic EDI plan.
In order to do this the Society has taken a proactive approach in committing to the following processes and:
- has identified a Trustee champion who is leading the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy;
- encourages, promotes and celebrates diversity in all our activities ;
- ensures that communication imagery and graphics are inclusive, and reflect and reinforce the words within the documentation;
- ensures that mainstream business communications reinforce the inclusive messages and become mainstreamed into day-to-day processes;
- confronts and challenges discrimination where and whenever it arises whether it be between colleagues or in any other area relating to the Society’s work; and
- is working through an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion action plan.
The Royal Society of Sculptors is a member of The Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC).