Call for entries


RBSA annual Open Exhibition invites artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and print (excluding photography) to submit work.

This exhibition provides an excellent opportunity for contemporary artists to showcase work in an institution with over 200 years history of supporting artists. RBSA President, Wayne Attwood will chair a panel of Members and Associates to make the pre-selection by digital image.  


1st Prize: £500

2nd Prize: £200

Prizes have been generously donated by Clive Beardsmore, Friend of the RBSA.

Deadline to enter

Entry form, digital file(s) of the artwork(s) entered, and entry fees must be received by;

4pm on Wednesday 29 January 

How to apply:

Click the link below to download the application form.

RBSA Open 2020 Application Form

 Complete the application form and send by email with images of your work attached and the subject line 'RBSA Open 2020' to uk

You can also submit your application form in person at the RBSA Gallery or by post to RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA.

If you require the application form in a Word document or need any support in sending images or completing your application form, please get in touch. RBSA staff will guide you through the process. Call us on 0121 236 4353 or email

To pay your entry fees, click below

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Key Dates

RBSA Open Exhibition on show

Thursday 5 March – Saturday 4 April 2020  

Delivery of work

If selected, work must be delivered to the gallery;

Sunday 1 March 2020

RBSA Open Closing Party

Saturday 4 April 2-4pm  

Call for entries

There are various call for entries each year which are either open to all artists, open to the Friends of the RBSA or open to Members and Associates. Please see below for a list of deadlines.