what we do

The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts celebrates the achievement of excellence and innovation by Canadian artists and designers across the country.

We encourage new generations of artists through our programs and we  facilitate the exchange of ideas about visual culture for the benefit of everyone.

As well as honouring artists and designers with the RCA distinction, members support the organization as it encourages younger generations of artists and designers through mentorships, scholarships and awards, and ensures the collection of works by living Canadian artists through purchase grants to regional public galleries.

The RCA regularly organizes events for the exchange of ideas.

The RCA recognizes individuals who have made invaluable contributions to the visual arts and/or design through the awarding of the RCA Medal.

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts