President’s Circle


Through a series of select and engaging programmes and conversations with the President of the RHA, The President’s Circle brings together a dynamic group of supporters who are deeply committed to the mission of the Academy through their shared passion for Irish and International Art. The programme will be curated by RHA Director, Patrick T. Murphy. Featuring up to 10 exclusive President and Director-led events each year, this membership gives each participant the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with artists, curators, collectors, and fellow RHA Friends. The President’s Circle is strictly limited in number.

  • Exclusive invitations to Varnishing Day, a preview of the RHA’s Annual Exhibition
  • President-led tours
  • Dinners with RHA Academicians and intimate, invitation-only receptions
  • Evites to all exhibition openings in the Academy’s galleries
  • Postal subscription to the RHA magazine
  • Annual Membership Card entitling Friends to a range of discounts including RHA catalogues, the RHA Gala Dinner and Margadh Cafe & Wine Bar @ the RHA
  • Invitations to an exciting selection of exclusive Friends events including:
    • The Director’s Choice tour of the Annual Exhibition
    • Regular visits to artist’s studios (offered online during restrictions)
    • Guided gallery and cultural tours throughout Ireland
    • Direct notification of all RHA lecture series, workshops and events
    • Option to participate in international cultural trips (previous trips include New York, Venice, Madrid, Philadelphia, Vienna and Berlin)

The President’s Circle entitles you to all the above benefits and additionally:

Two President’s Circle Membership Cards.
Eight individual Membership Cards.
Exclusive invitations to VIP art events including the Preview and Prize giving ceremony at the RHA Annual Exhibition.
Priority booking for Friends events.
Exclusive access to the Curatorial Team for advice on collecting and buying.


Final cost & shipping calculated at the till.

Memberships are not refundable or transferable. Member benefits are for personal, noncommercial use only. Categories, benefits, and prices are subject to change.

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