The Royal Scottish Academy - Edinburgh

Call to Artists - RSA Annual Exhibition 2023




Be part of our 197th RSA Annual Exhibition!

The RSA Annual Exhibition is the largest and longest-running annual exhibition of contemporary art and architecture in Scotland. The focal point of our year-round exhibition programme since 1826, the exhibition provides a platform for contemporary painting, sculpture, film, printmaking, photography and installation, alongside work by some of the country’s leading architects.

The exhibition will be open from 6 May - 11 June 2023. Once again we are welcoming submissions from artists at all stages of their careers to submit work for consideration online now at

Artists may submit up to TWO works in any fine art medium - including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, film, installation and performance.

Entry is £20 per work (student and under 26s £10) plus £10 hanging fee if selected.

Regulations and FAQs are available on our website and should be read in full before completing the application.

Submission deadline: Friday 26 February 2023, 5pm

Key Dates
Online Application deadline: Sunday 26 February 2023, 5pm
Pre-Selection announced: Friday 24 March 2023, from midday
Hand-in of works Thursday: 20 – Saturday 22 April 2023, 10am-4.30pm
Final selection announced: Wednesday 26 April 2023, from midday
Opening event: Friday 5 May 2023, evening (time TBC - invite only)
Exhibition open to public: Saturday 6 May - Sun 11 June 2023 (Mon to Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12 - 5pm)
Collection of unsold work: Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 June 2023, 10am – 4.30pm


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