Patron: Her Majesty the Queen

Honorary Member: HRH the Prince of Wales


How to Make a Donation to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

The RI is a registered charity number 291405, receiving no Arts Council grant or government subsidy for its important contribution to the mainstream of British art.


The RI welcomes donations from all walks of life. These help us to continue our important work in education and in promoting the watercolour medium. If you wish to give to the RI please contact the Hon. Treasurer using the contact form below.


Patrons may also wish to include the RI in their will. A charitable bequest allows you to make a lasting contribution without immediate financial outlay. Legacies of any amount are always welcome. Your gift will make a real difference to us, and the annual exhibition catalogue will contain a list of all benefactors.

Prizes & Awards

Giving an award or prize means encouragement for an artist or group of artists and also has the benefit of carrying the donor’s name, or that of someone whose name the donor wishes to be remembered.

N.B These are guidelines only.  For further information please contact
the Hon. Treasurer


The RI thanks the sponsors of the 2015 open exhibition for their generosity and support
Leathersellers Award
Escoda Brushes Barcelona Award
Shenzhen International Biennial Award
John Purcell Paper Prize
Schminke Award
Turner Medal Award
Winsor & Newton RI Award
Neil Meacher RI Sketchbook Award
Matt Bruce Memorial Award
Debra Manifold Memorial Award
Frank Herring Award