Art School and Government Agency
The Royal Institute of Art is an art school and a government agency (myndighet) that runs under the Ministry of Education and Research. Its operations are largely financed by government grants, and some of the research conducted here is funded by stipends from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), for instance. We operate within the framework stated by the Higher Education Law (högskolelagen) and the Higher Education Act (högskoleförordningen).
The Royal Institute of Art’s mission is to conduct education and carry out research in the arts. Our mandate is defined in laws and ordinances as well as in the regulatory articles that are available from the Swedish National Financial Management Authority (Ekonomistyrningsverket):