The Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS) is an independent artist led organisation that promotes high professional and creative standards among sculptors/artists and is committed to making the full range of contemporary practice accessible to all.
The governing body, between the Annual General Meetings, is the elected Council; members of which are Trustees of the registered charity (212513) and Directors of the Company (83239).
Chaired by the President, the Council consists of the Vice President, the Treasurer and up to 9 others. Up to three of whom can be drawn from other professions and are not required to be sculptors. All members are elected for a term of three years.
The 2011 - 2012 Council is:
Treasurer: John Quitter
Justine Cook ARBS
Membership of the RBS is selective and the sculptor members of Council meet before the full Council to review applications and select new members.
Council is also supported by other committees that advise on key aspects of the Society’s work and include a mix of skills and professions.
Since 1911, when it was recognised for its services to the art of sculpture, the RBS has been privileged to enjoy the patronage of the reigning monarch. The Society gratefully acknowledges the continuing support of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II.
The Lord Palumbo
Partners & Benefactors
We are delighted to work with a range of partners, supporters and benefactors across the many different facets of our activities. Without their assistance we could not achieve as much as we do and we are grateful to everyone who shares and supports, in so many different ways, our passion for and commitment to the art and practice of sculpture.
Over the last three years this includes the following:
Brian Mercer Charitable Trust, Cadogan Charity, Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust, Debora Loeb Brice Foundation, Goldsmith’s Company Charity, Hedley Trust, Marina Kleinwort Charitable Trust, North Street Trust
Altura Communications, Aztec Bronze Foundry, Canary Wharf Group plc, Christie’s (South Kensington), Debevoise and Plimpton LLP (London), Heath Lambert Insurance, Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery (Dublin), Graylings, WSP Group plc
London Borough of Enfield, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Commune of Pietrasanta
de Montfort University (Leicester), Edinburgh College of Art, Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), University of Edinburgh, University of Leicester
Many individuals and some organisations prefer their gifts to remain anonymous and their association with us to be private. We record our thanks to them for their philanthropic generosity.
Many volunteers donate their time, energy and skills to helping the RBS – it could not be done without them.