Members of the Russian Academy of Arts shall be Full Members (academicians), Corresponding Members and Honorary Members elected by the Academy Assembly.
Artists, architects, designers, art critics residing in the Russian Federation are elected Full Members and Corresponding Members of the Russian Academy of Arts for their enhance of fine arts, architecture, design and art criticism with distinguished and important works of art and research work.
Honorary members can be elected among outstanding figures of world culture and arts, as well as those who by their active charitable activity and sponsorship greatly contributed to the development of the Academy and Russian culture in general.
The number of academicians and corresponding members is determined by the Academy Assembly.
Academicians, corresponding and honorary members of the Russian Academy of Arts shall be elected at least once in three years in compliance with the RAA Charter and Regulation on election approved by the RAA Presidium.