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 196 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 for the 2022 exhibition for artworks of any scale and in any fine art medium. Please read the details below in full before completing your application.
While we are excited to be returning to a physical exhibition this year, we want to build on the successes of the online experience forced upon us during Covid-19, which enabled more works to be selected and extended the ways for audiences to discover and engage with artworks through the digital experience.
For this reason we have decided that all pre-selected works will automatically be included in the online exhibition and, as usual, only those selected at the final physical selection will be shown on the gallery walls.
This year 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
The deadline for entry to this year's exhibition has now passed. Entries for next year will launch in winter 2022.
If you have submitted work for consideration for the 2022 the selection of the final hang has now been confrimed. Please log back into your OESS account to find out if your work has been included in the physical exhibition.
If you have queries about your application please re-read the regulations and FAQs below:
Key Dates for 2022
Online Application deadline Sun 6 Feb 2022 at 5pm Pre-selection announced Wed 9 March 2022, from midday Hand-in of works Thurs 7, Fri 8, Sat 9 April, 10am - 4.30pm Final selection announced Wed 13 April 2022, from midday Exhibition open to public Sat 23 April - Sun 12 June 2022
Banner image: RSA Annual Exhibition 2019. Photo Julie Howden.