Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

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Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
London - The Royal Society of Arts.jpg
The Royal Society of Arts building in London, England
Sponsored by Royal Society of Arts
Date 1754 (1754)
Location London
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Royal Society of Arts
No. of Fellows 28,000 as of 2016
Official website thersa.org/fellowship

Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) is an award[1][2][3] open to anyone who can demonstrate that they support the mission and share the values of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Applicants and nominees for Fellowship have to outline:

  1. Why they wish to join the RSA
  2. How they expect engage with the RSA
  3. How aligned they are to RSA Fellowship Charter

New fellows are selected either by fast-track nomination by an existing fellow[4] or applying directly.[5] Fellows are charged a subscription[5] and are entitled to use the post-nominal letters FRSA.


Examples of current fellows, who come from diverse backgrounds and professions, include Tim Berners-Lee, Sue Black, Stephen Hawking, Benson Taylor and Gareth Malone. Previous Fellows have included Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin and Karl Marx. A partial List of Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts gives more examples, alongside the Category:Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts. As of 2016 the RSA Fellowship is an international community of 28,000[6] members who have either applied for or been nominated for Fellowship since 1754.[7]


  1. ^ Richardson, Stuart (20 May 2010). "Royal Society of Arts welcomes Blitz studio heads to its ranks". develop-online.net. Develop. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110324021927/http://www.edinaronay.com/heritage
  3. ^ Watt-Smith, Claire (9 November 2009). "Claire Watt-Smith awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts". BoBelle, London, UK. Archived from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Anon (2016). "Nominate a Fellow". thersa.org. 
  5. ^ a b Anon (2016). "Information about the Application Process". thersa.org. London: Royal Society of Arts. 
  6. ^ Anon (2016). "Fellowship". Royal Society of Arts. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Mabbett, Andy (2013). "For I'm a Jolly Good Fellow (of the RSA)". pigsonthewing.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2016-04-21.