• About

    Foreground: Jessica Harrison, RSA Open Exhibition 2014

    About

    The RSA Annual Exhibition is the most extensive annual presentation of contemporary art and architecture in Scotland.

     

    A mainstay of our calendar since its inception 197 years ago, the exhibition has evolved over the years, providing a platform for Scottish art and architecture alongside international artists, often including topical or political elements, to give an uncensored, independent voice to artists.

     

    Submissions are now open for the 2023 exhibition for artworks of any scale and in any fine art medium. Please read the details below in full before completing your online application.

  • Building on the success of the online experience developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, which enabled more works to be selected...

    RSA Annual Exhibition 2022. Photo Julie Howden.

    Building on the success of the online experience developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, which enabled more works to be selected and extended the ways for audiences to discover and engage with artworks, all pre-selected works will again automatically be included in the online exhibition. As usual, only those selected at the final physical selection will be shown on the gallery walls.

     

    There is also the opportunity to submit work as a solely online presentation. These works will only be considered for online selection and open up an opportunity for more experimental practices, for example documentation of installed site-specific work or extended digital video content.

  • How to submit

    RSA Annual Exhibition 2022. Photo Julie Howden.

    How to submit

    • Artists may submit up to TWO works of any size of any fine art medium.
    • Entry is £20 per work (£10 for students & under 26s) plus £10 hanging fee if selected.

     

    • To register and submit work online click Apply below and complete the application before the deadline of Sunday 26 February 2023 at 5pm.

     

    Apply

     

  • Key Dates (2023)

    RSA Annual Exhibition 2022. Photo Julie Howden.

    Key Dates (2023)

    Online Application deadline Sun 26 Feb 2023 at 5pm
    Pre-selection announced Fri 24 March 2023 from midday
    Hand-in of works Thurs 20 – Sat 22 April 2023, 10am-4.30pm
    Final selection announced Wed 26 April 2023 from midday
    Exhibition open to public Sat 6 May - Sun 11 June 2023
    Collection of works Thurs 15 - Sat 17 June 2023, 10am – 4.30pm