Barbara Gorayska was recently invited by the Royal Society of Arts (the RSA, or, more formally, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) to become a Fellow, following the reccomendation of Laura House Deputy Head of UK Areas. To be a Fellow is considered a great honor. Fellows must demonstrate a high level of achievement and share the values of the RSA.
The RSA “believe[s] that all human beings have creative capacities that, when understood and supported, can be mobilised to deliver a 21st century enlightenment.” They say “Everything that the RSA does is driven by this mission, as we aim to empower more people to apply their creativity to bringing about positive social change.”
Founded in 1754 the RSA has a global network of 28,000 people across 80 countries worldwide. They have been at the forefront of social change for 260 years. Notable fellows, past and present, are William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Charles Dickens and Stephen Hawking.