Call for Entries

Make it your New Year’s resolution to enter more exhibitions in 2019…

We put on an exciting annual programme attracting entries from across the UK.

Artists who exhibit with us enjoy the prestige of a historic art society setting and a prime city centre location to showcase their work.

Open All Media: deadline 30 January 

The Open All Media is one of the most popular of our national open exhibitions, and attracts entries from across the UK. It provides a range of artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work and be recognised for their talent. Works in all media except photography are accepted, including: jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, drawing, painting and printmaking. See exhibition page for entry details.

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Alex Callaway, ‘Wild Apple II’

Application forms are made available to download at the respective exhibition pages at the main RBSA website, or you can send in an SAE to the gallery. The same pages will display selection announcements.

Watch out for announcements soon… the quickest way to stay up-to-date is to follow us on Twitter.

Artists with any queries can get in touch by calling 0121 236 4353 or emailing


Get submitting soon!

Benefits of responding to our Call for Entries include:

  • The chance to be exhibited alongside national and internationally renowned artists
  • Your work on the walls of a prestigious and historic art gallery
  • Promotion across social media and to a network of collectors and art lovers
  • Discounted entry fees for artists under 35
  • No entry fees for Friends of the RBSA who pay display fees only


Below you’ll find details of our 2019 exhibitions with entry form deadlines and information on how to enter. You’ll find our entry fees very reasonably priced, and if you become a Friend of the RBSA, there’s no fee at all, plus Friends get their very own exhibition…


Call for Entries


The Prize exhibition, Portrait Prize, Open All Media, and Print Prize are open to all, and attract entries from across the UK. Friends, Members & Associates, and StArt exhibitions are for artists with RBSA membership.

One of the chief benefits of joining us is that artists bypass entry fees and only pay display fees if their work is selected for certain exhibitions.

The RBSA strives to ensure widespread publicity and sustained promotion of all our exhibitions, both online and through our networks at a regional and national level.





Further information

All our prize exhibitions are independently judged to ensure fairness. Selection is based on the panel’s assessment of the quality of entries and the artistic merit of each work.

Digital submissions are the norm, with only selected artists invited to deliver their works to the gallery.