The deadline has now passed, check back in late 2020 for details on the 2021 exhibition.


We are delighted to announce that the RSA Open Exhibition of Architecture is returning as part of the 194th RSA Annual Exhibition!

The RSA Annual Exhibition will run from 28 March to 3 May 2020, showcasing  a diverse range of contemporary art and architecture by our Royal Scottish Academicians and artists and architects carefully selected from online open submissions.

The Open Architecture element aims to showcase some of the most interesting architectural practices from across Scotland and beyond. Online submission is now open for the 2020 exhibition for works of any scale and in any suitable architectural medium, including models, architectural drawings, 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.



*Applications for 2020 are now closed, please check back in late 2020 for details of the 2021 RSA Annual Exhibition.*

If you have submitted to the 2020 RSA Annual Exhibition online prior to the deadline (12 Feb 2020, 5pm) please log back into your account at from 11am on Friday 21 February to find out if your work has been pre-selected.

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


KEY DATES (all for the 2020 RSA Annual)
Online Application deadline Wednesday 12 February at 5pm
Pre-Selection announced Friday 21 February 2020, from 11am
Hand-in of works Saturday 14 March 2020, 10am – 4.30pm
Final selection announced Thursday 19 March 2020, from 11am
Collect unselected works Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 March 2020, 10am – 4.30pm
Opening Reception Evening of Friday 27 March 2020 (invite only)
Exhibition open to public Saturday 28 March – Sunday 3 May 2020
Collect unsold work Friday 8 & Saturday 9 May 2020, 10am – 4.30pm