Real Social Change
The RSA is an enlightenment organisation finding innovative solutions to social challenges. It has been at the forefront of social change for over 260 years. Each research project RSA undertakes, every event they host and the ideas they promote, all further their core mission of 21st century enlightenment. All their activity aims to strengthen, empower and mobilise networks to work together in taking on today’s most pressing social challenges. Their cutting-edge research, dynamic Fellowship, award-winning Journal and global ideas platform combine to produce real social change.
In 2017 the RSA held 100 events with over 10,000 attendees, 590,000 Youtube subscribers and online views from 143 countries worldwide. They had 14 million views for RSA Shorts and more than 500 million minutes of RSA Animate watch time. Over 3.5 million visits to their website and RSA posts were seen over 10 million times on Facebook and Twitter. More than 1 million podcast plays and 10,000 hits in print and broadcast media.
The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action.
We believe that all human beings have creative capacities that, when understood and supported, can be mobilised to deliver a 21st century enlightenment.
Supported by our 29,000 Fellows, we share powerful ideas, carry out cutting-edge research and build networks and opportunities for people to collaborate, helping to create fulfilling lives and a flourishing society.