Saturday, March 27, 2021

RA Summer Exhibition 2021 - digital entries start 13th April

This is by way of an alert that the 2021 Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts is likely to be held in the Autumn/Winter of 2021 (subject to any government pandemic constraints).

Summer Exhibition 2021


Planned Exhibition Dates: 22 September 2021 – 2 January 2022
Run without interruption since 1769 – yes, even in 2020 – the Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission art show. It brings together art in all mediums, from prints, paintings, film and photography to sculpture, architectural works and more by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent.

Submissions

This is the link to the Submission Page - BUT

  • entries are not yet being taken
  • full details of what / how to submit have not yet been provided
  • You can start submitting digital entries on 13 April (which is when I will do my annual Call to Entries post)
  • the deadline for submissions is 24 May 2021 i.e. completely different to usual!
I suggest you bookmark the page and check back on 13th April.

In broad terms the process will be as usual i.e.
  • register to enter the exhibition (if you don't already have an account)
  • pay your entry fee (£35 per work)
  • enter one or two works to the exhibition - by entering details and uploading images of your artwork
  • wait for the letter to tell you the outcome of selection by the Judging Panel

Summer Exhibition 2020 - Artworks in Storage


Artworks in last Year's Summer Exhibition are still in storage and cannot be released until the RA opens again - which won't happen until 18th May at the earliest (i.e. when the RA can reopen - if the date for Step 3 on the Pathway out of lockdown does not change)

Note for those submitting to the 2021 Exhibition. You have to assume that the same might happen to artwork in the next exhibition as well!

So don't submit work which you've promised to another exhibition straight after!

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