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RCA Secret

RCA Secret is very special to the Royal College of Art. Over the last quarter-century, the original postcard art exhibition has become as much a part of the College’s fabric, history and identity as its crest – and celebrates the ethos and cross-disciplinary creative practices that are so unique to the world’s leading college of art and design.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone back to be part of the 25th RCA Secret but, given the current situation, this amazing exhibition will be postponed for the time being and the College is now looking to host in 2021.
This isn’t a cancellation, but a pause for the moment.
In light of the latest UK Government response, the College has implemented a policy of remote operations for all offices and teaching for some time, to ensure the health and wellbeing of students and staff. The entire RCA community is committed to working together, ensuring that all of our students are enabled to continue engaging with learning and teaching activities (remote learning arrangements have been agreed by the College and have now been implemented across all programmes).
We cannot thank our supporters enough for their continued care and support, for not only RCA Secret but for the College's alumni, staff, and students.

We will, of course, keep everyone updated (on this page) and look forward to sharing RCA Secret news once this difficult time passes. 

In the meantime, please help us to support students facing extreme financial hardship due to the global Covid-19 crisis, by making a gift to the to the RCA Emergency Fund today.  

Please do not email [email protected] until future announcements are made, as this mailbox will not be actively monitored during this interim period. Thank you.

To view postcard images of past RCA Secret exhibitions and for more details on the last event visit