Join RBSA Friends

What is an RBSA Friend?

The RBSA Gallery Friends scheme provides a platform for artists at various stages of their career. Join the RBSA Friends group if you are an artist or supporter who wants to be a part of the arts community in Birmingham.

The benefits of joining

  • Invitations to attend Private Views
  • Special discounted prices for workshops & events
  • Networking events designed to help you meet fellow Friends and artists
  • Monthly e-mail updates & Friends newsletters

Additional benefits for artists

  • Free entry into Friends exhibitions (Friends only pay a display fee if the work is selected)
  • Opportunities to develop your practice through artist-led appraisals
  • Opportunities to be paid to devise and deliver adult and family-friendly workshops
  • Advice and support on how to apply to be a RBSA Member or Associate

How do I become a friend?

You can join today, the Friends subscription is £45 per year or £40 per year by Direct Debit.

It runs from the date you join for 12 months.

You can also buy a three year subscription for £115 (£38.30 per year) or a five year subscription for £185 (£37 per year).

Choose your subscription below. Click for more details and to buy online.

To pay by Direct Debit, please download the DD form below and send your completed form to the RBSA Gallery or email to

The RBSA would like to thank all our dedicated Friends who make an important contribution to continuing our charitable work.