The Academy mission is not only to support working artists, but to provide a foundation for a larger arts community within Ireland. We do this through a range of initiatives, funded by the generous gifts that have been left by our Friends and Academy Members through estate planning.
Remembering the RHA in your will can benefit the Academy in many ways, providing indispensable support for exhibitions, publications, and a range of awards and bursaries awarded directly to artists for their outstanding work and professional development. A donation ensures the future support of Irish artists and creates a direct impact within Ireland’s art community.
Legacy giving to the RHA comes in many forms, from the Hennessy Craig Award, now Ireland’s largest painting prize of €20,000, to the Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Travel Bursary, a €2,500 award given to an Irish artist to aid further study abroad. Legacy giving can offer tax benefits and is as simple as designating the RHA as a beneficiary through a bequest in your will or living trust.
If you would like to consider supporting the RHA, please contact us.
We understand that making a decision about your will is a private and personal matter, made after careful consideration. That’s why we will never ask you to declare your intentions (although we’re always delighted to hear from you, so we can say thank you).