The Royal Academy of Arts in London is run by artists who are elected in a secret ballot and allowed to put the letters RA after their name. On the eve of its 250th anniversary, the Academy agreed for the first time to reveal its inner workings and the people at its heart. Five years in the making, the film is an intimate and engaging portrait of one of Britain’s most enduring and exclusive institutions. Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy, producer Martin Rosenbaum and director Adam Low discuss the challenges of getting under the skin of Britain’s oldest art gallery.
Followed by a Q&A chaired by the BBC’s Head of Arts Commissioning, Mark Bell.