Deadline: 3 February 2021 at 5pm


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 4 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.

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.



To submit work to be considered for the exhibition architects must register and complete the online application process at

Architects may submit up to TWO works of any dimensions in any suitable medium, including drawing, photography, print, film and models/3D.

An Entry Fee (inclusive of VAT) is required for each work: £25 per work / Students £10 per work. There is also a £10 hanging fee for any work hung in the exhibition.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday 3 February 2021 at 5pm.

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


Online Application deadline Wednesday 3 February  2021 at 5pm
Pre-Selection announced Sunday 28 February 2021, from midday
Hand-in of works Wednesday 17 – Sunday 21 March 2021, 10am – 4.30pm *
Final selection announced Wednesday 24 March 2021, from midday
Collect unselected works Saturday 27 – Monday 29 March 2021, 10am – 4.30pm *
Exhibition open to public Saturday 3 April – Sunday 9 May 2021 *
Collection of unsold work Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 May 2021, 10am – 4.30pm *

* due to space restrictions and social distancing requirements all delivery/collection from the building will be at pre-arranged times only. Time-slots options will be sent to pre-selected applicants nearer the time.