RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action.
We believe that all human beings have creative capacities that, when understood and supported, can be mobilised to deliver a 21st century enlightenment.

We work to bring about the conditions for this change, not just amongst our diverse Fellowship, but also in institutions and communities.

London Living Wage logoBy sharing powerful ideas and carrying out cutting-edge research, we build networks and opportunities for people to collaborate – creating fulfilling lives and a flourishing society.

Action & Research

Our Action & Research Centre’s approach is inspired by our history: the RSA has always sought to unleash the human potential for enterprise and creativity. We find new solutions to social challenges by drawing on the expertise of our networks and acting upon the very best ideas.

Creative Learning & Development

We believe that education systems should be geared more clearly towards equipping people with the power to create. We are convinced that people of every age can learn to develop their creative capacities both as a means to raising attainment and broader outcomes, and as an important end in itself.


We enrich society through ideas and action, seeking to address the world’s challenges by unleashing the creative potential in every individual.


RSA podcasts featuring the voices of the world’s leading thinkers on topics ranging from education, design and creativity, to politics, philosophy and economics – all available to download in full, for free.


RSA animations, short films and event videos: Whether you have an hour to spare or just a few minutes, you’ll find a huge variety of formats and topics to stimulate and engage.


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