Apart from the dates – the exhibition will run from November – March 2021 rather than the usual autumn exhibition dates, the selection will work differently for 2020. We will still have 2 rounds of selection, however these will both take place online with our selection panel, rather than the second stage being in person. Artists will be notified of their results after the second round of selection, at which point, if successful, they will be asked to deliver their work to the RWA for hanging.

£20 per artwork for the general public
£15 per artwork for Students in full or part-time education
£15 per artwork for Friends of the RWA
£10 per artwork for RWA Artist Network members
Free for RWA Academicians and Academician Candidates

Yes, you must submit one good quality photograph of each artwork you are submitting. We do not need to see the frame in the picture. Images must be under 1MB in size.

For 2D and wall-based work, it’s 214cm (7ft) x 214cm (7ft), including the frame. For 3D works, the maximum size is a footprint of 100cm x 100cm. Moving image work should be less than 10 minutes in length. See T&C’s for full details.

Yes, we anticipate that there will be some artworks that will be Selected Not Hung this year, although as always, we will try to keep this number to a minimum.

Thursday 8 October. Selected works will then need to be delivered to the RWA on Thursday 22, Friday 23, Saturday 24 or Sunday 25 October.

Yes, with the exception of moving image and architectural works. The RWA’s commission is 35% + VAT, or 30% + VAT for RWA Academicians. ‘Catalogue Price’ is the amount you would like to sell your work for, which must include the RWA’s commission. Please round prices to the nearest £5. Prints, photography and sculpture in numbered editions can also be sold unframed.

Yes, works must be framed, with the exception of artwork where it is clear the intention not to frame is for aesthetic reasons. The RWA will attach mirror plates to the works, so please deliver them without any fixings on, as these can cause damage.

Help & Support

Please read the FAQs for the commonly asked questions. If you are still unsure please contact the Project Managers, Parker Harris:

020 3653 0896(9am - 5pm Monday to Friday)

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