Support Us

The Royal Drawing School has grown into a world-class resource for everyone who wants to learn to draw and we now teach drawing to over 1,000 students of all ages and abilities every week.  As an independent educational charity, we believe everyone, whatever their financial circumstance, should be able to benefit from our teaching, so all of our courses are heavily subsidized, with a wide range of full and partial scholarships.  

 We receive no government funding, and a quarter of what we need to raise each year comes from fees charged to our public programme students.  We therefore rely on the generosity of philanthropic individuals and partners to sustain and develop our programmes and to build our scholarship funds.

There are many different ways you can support us; as an individual donor, grant-making foundation or corporate partner.  You can make a general contribution towards the work of the School, or help us advance a specific programme.  We enjoy sharing our passion for drawing with all of our supporters and offer a range of benefits and acknowledgements appropriate to all levels of donation.

 Some of the ways you can help are outlined below, and we would love to hear from you if you would like to get involved.  Please contact Claire Alfrey, Head of Development, at or on +44 (0)20 7613 8570.

Make a general donation
You can make a one-off or regular donation of any size – every donation we receive, however small or large, makes a tangible difference to our students.  You can donate now online or you can print off, then send or email us one of our donation forms.

Join our Collectors Circle
In May 2019, we are launching our new Collectors Circle; Silver and Gold memberships will be available at £6,000 and £12,000 respectively. Further details to follow and please do get in touch if you would like to come to our Collectors Circle launch party in May!

Join as a Patron
Our Patrons are amongst our closest supporters: a special group of like-minded art-lovers, collectors and enthusiasts, who share our passion and vision for the work of the School. They are distinguished by the generosity and constancy of their support, for which we seek a minimum three-year commitment of £25,000 per year.  

Supporting from the US
US taxpayers may wish to make a dollar donation to the Royal Drawing School through CAF America which receives full exemption from the IRS under section 501 (c)(3). Please contact us for further details.

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