Deadline has now passed and
selection is in progress.

**Now online only (see details)**


We are delighted to announce that the RSA Open Exhibition of Architecture is returning once again this spring as part of the 195th RSA Annual Exhibition. On view from 3 April – 9 May 2021, the exhibition will showcase  a diverse range of contemporary art and architecture from our Royal Scottish Academicians, plus artists and architects carefully selected from online open submissions. While we had hoped to return with a physical exhibition this year, we have now made the difficult decision, in light of the current COVID-19 restrictions, that this will be a solely online presentation.

The Open Architecture element aims to highlight some of the most interesting current architectural practices across Scotland and beyond.

Online submission is now open for the 2021 exhibition for works of any scale and in any suitable architectural medium – including models/3D, drawing, photography and film/animations. Please read the information opposite for full regulations and details on how to apply.


The Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture is a Registered Scottish Charity which is self-financing. We do not receive any subsidy from the local authority or the Scottish Government. Any profits are re-channelled into our work supporting the breadth of artists and emerging architects across Scotland. We achieve this through our awards, residencies and exhibitions programmes. Our Fine Art Collections are Recognised as being of National Significance by the Scottish Government – as awarded by Museums Galleries Scotland.



The deadline for submission has now passed and selection is in progress.

If you have applied please remember to log back into your account from 10am on Monday 8 March to find out if your work has been selected.

Click here to log into your account.

***Please note, due to the ongoing Government restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic we made the difficult decision on 3 Feb 2021 that this exhibition will be presented solely online. As stated in the Regulations, we reserve the right to make amendments to the exhibition this year in order to adhere to Government advice and maintain the safety of our staff, exhibitors and visitors. Although this is not what we had hoped for we will put all effort and energy into making it the best online presentation in the circumstances.

In light of these changes, the deadline was extended by one week to make sure all applicants were aware of the changes and could make changes to their application or contact us if they have any queries. If you have further queries about your application please email***

Please click on the REGULATIONS and FAQs below for further details and if you have any questions –

Online Application deadline  Extended to Wednesday 10 February 2021  at 5pm in light of changes to format (see above)
Final selection announced Amended to Monday 8 March 2021, from 10am (log in to your account to view results)
Exhibition open online Saturday 3 April – Sunday 9 May 2021 *