What does joy look like? Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee exposes the power of ordinary things to create extraordinary happiness, and shows us how to find joy in the world around us.
Videos & Audio
As 2018 draws to a close, our panel of expert commentators, Bidisha, Hugo Rifkind, Catherine Mayer and Matthew Taylor, reflect on the political and cultural moments that have defined a tempestuous year.
Award-winning comedian and broadcaster Robin Ince unites comedy and science in this hilarious, informative and touching exploration of the human condition.
Acclaimed social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores how we can create institutions and public spaces that foster viewpoint diversity and mutual understanding, and where people can civilly and constructively disagree.
How do young people engage in social action, and why? Our report explores what encourages young people to take action and why it is of benefit for them and their communities.
Learning About Culture is the RSA’s largest ever programme of action research in education.
Download our resource which outlines the key elements of Creative Gatherings and offers guidance on how to put one together; especially relevant to anyone with a professional or voluntary interest in civic action.
The Arts and Social Change Evaluation closes this strand of the 3 year Citizen Power Peterborough programme of work across the city.
Articles & Blogs
18th December 2018
What are the values that really matter for honouring our enlightenment legacy?
12th December 2018
"In resisting extremism, intolerance and xenophobia, the arts are one of our most important sources of integrity, authenticity, and truth."
16th November 2018
Want to know if claims about impact in the arts are trustworthy? Lessons and reflections from the first Cultural Learning Evidence Champions Network webinar.
5th November 2018
n Solomon-Kawall FRSA is a community activist and artist, opening up his own garden to educate the community about environmental issues, waste reduction and particularly litter.
The theme of Arts and Society emerged in 2010 alongside the Arts and Social Change programme in Citizen Power Peterborough which explored the role of the arts and creative practice in creating new connections between people ...
- Fellow Project
An interactive ‘culture map’ of Bedfordshire aiming to increase the number of young people accessing cultural activities.
- Fellow Project
A four day arts event designed to bring a new lease of creativity into the city and prove the need for a permanent contemporary artspace in Bath.
The Citizen Power Peterborough projects, Arts and Social Change, is strengthening networks and deepening attachment to the place through participation in the arts
Tuesday 22nd January 2019
The Great Room, RSA House
Bestselling author Steven Johnson explains how the science of deliberative decision-making can help us make better long-term choices - both individual and societal.
Thursday 7th February 2019 at 13:00
Durham Street Auditorium, RSA
UCL scientist and expert in criminal behaviour Julia Shaw reveals the surprising science behind humanity’s dark side.
- Fellow Event
Saturday 9th February 2019 at 10:30
Mareel Centre Cafe, Lerwick
The first RSA meeting took place in Covent Garden in 1754. On 17 February 2018 Fellowship Councillor Neil McLennan met with Shetland RSA Fellows over a cup of coffee to discuss their individual work and joint interests. ...
- Fellow Event
Wednesday 19th December 2018
Floor Four, Ampersand Inventions, Newcastle
Join the RSA Newcastle Network for the December Christmas Creatives Connect Encounter.