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Call to Arts - RSA Annual Exhibition - Open Art 2020

The RSA Annual Exhibition is the most extensive exhibition of contemporary art and architecture in Scotland. Having been a mainstay of the academy’s calendar since its inception 193 years ago, the Annual Exhibition has evolved over the years, showcasing Scottish art alongside invited international artists, often including topical or political elements, to give an uncensored, independent voice to artists on issues that matter to them. The historic galleries at the Royal Scottish Academy will again host the exhibition from 28 March to 3 May 2020.

After the success of its re-introduction in 2019, the Open Art element will return this year as a vital component of the RSA Annual Exhibition. Online submission is now open for the 2020 exhibition for works of any scale and in any fine art medium. Please read the information opposite for full regulations and details on how to apply.

The Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture is a Registered Scottish Charity which is self-financing. We do not receive any subsidy from the local authority or the Scottish Government. Any profits are re-channelled into our work supporting the breadth of artists and emerging architects across Scotland. We achieve this through our awards, residencies and exhibitions programmes. Our Fine Art Collections are Recognised as being of National Significance by the Scottish Government – as awarded by Museums Galleries Scotland.

Please visit our website for full regulations and details on how to apply.


Wednesday 8 January, 2020
Wednesday 12 February, 2020
The Royal Scottish Academy
Venue Address

Scotland, , Edinburgh

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