About Us


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.

We wish to record our gratitude to Her Majesty, The Queen for the support that she has given us as our Patron over many years and the recognition and support of our education programme by the Patron’s Fund gift of £2,500.  

The Fund was set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday and received generous donations from individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups, and The Patron’s Lunch.

Vice Patrons

Eminent individuals with an abiding personal interest or an institutional connection to sculpture who support the RBS’ objectives are personally invited to become Vice Patrons normally for a period of three to five years. We are proud to be supported by:

The Lady Lingfield
The Lord Palumbo
The Rt. Hon the Lord Stevenson of Coddenham
Debby Brice
Keith Clark
Simon Gillespie
Rupert Hambro
Sir George Iacobescu CBE
Sir Henry Keswick
Sir Peter Michael CBE
Lady Sally Oliver
Nicky Oliver
Hugh Pilkington
Dr. Timothy Potts
John Quitter
Michael Wilson
Samuel and Nina Wisnia
Paul Zuckerman

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:

Charitable Trusts

Brian Mercer Charitable Trust, The Cadogan Charity, Chelsea Arts Club Trust, CoLab Programme (Private Philanthropists), Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust, Debora Loeb Brice Foundation, Goldsmith’s Company Charity, Hedley Trust, Marina Kleinwort Charitable Trust, Mirisch & Lebenheim Charitable Foundation, North Street Trust, Rose Foundation


Altura Communications, Arthur J. Gallagher (UK), Canary Wharf Group plc, Capco Covent Garden, Christie’s (South Kensington), Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (London), Dechert LLP (London), Grayling, Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery (Dublin), Long and Kentish Architects, Nick Rockett (Accountant), Tiranti, WSP Group plc

Public bodies

Commune of Pietrasanta, Embassy of Finland, Embassy of Iceland, Embassy of Sweden, Frame Visual Art Finland, IASPIS (The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Program for Visual Artists), Kulturstyrelsen (The Danish Agency for Culture), London Borough of Enfield, Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, Norwegian Embassy, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Royal Danish Embassy, Spitalfields E1

Universities & Museums

De Montfort University (Leicester), Edinburgh College of Art, Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), Goethe-Institut (London), Imperial College London, 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.



Thank you to all the volunteers who donate their time, energy and skills to helping us – we could not do it without you!