Legacy Giving


As an Academy our mission is not just to create a community of artists, but to support the larger arts community within Ireland through our work.  This is done through a range of initiatives, including the generous gifts that have been left by our Friends, benefactors and Academy Members through estate planning.

Remembering the RHA in your will can benefit the Academy in many ways, providing indispensable support for exhibitions, publications, and a range of awards and bursaries awarded directly to artists for their outstanding work and professional development.  Legacy giving has the wonderful benefit of ensuring the future support of Irish artists and direct impact within Ireland’s art community.

Legacy giving to the RHA comes in all types and amounts from the Hennessy Craig Award, now Ireland’s largest painting prize of €20,000 to the Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Travel Bursary, a €2,500 award given to an Irish artist to aid further study abroad.

If you would like to consider supporting the RHA through a planned legacy gift please contact Vanessa Moss for further information: (01) 661 2558 / vanesa@rhagallery.ie. Legacy giving can offer tax benefits and is as simple as designating the RHA as a beneficiary in your estate planning through a bequest in your will or living trust.

We understand that making a decision about your will is a private and personal matter, made after careful consideration. That’s why we will never ask you to declare your intentions (although we’re always delighted to hear from you, so we can say thank you).