About us

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is an artist-led charity which supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of exhibitions, events and workshops.

The RBSA runs an exhibition venue - the RBSA Gallery - in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, a short walk from the city centre. The gallery is open 7 days a week and admission to all our exhibitions is free. 

Find out how to reach the RBSA Gallery here. 

The RBSA Gallery has a changing programme of exhibitions, events and activities on three floors of gallery space. The programme includes open submission exhibitions, tours, demonstrations, workshops and professional development opportunities. Discover what’s on now.

The RBSA Gallery Shop features contemporary craft by designer-makers based in the Midlands and beyond.

How does the society work?

The RBSA has a central governing body, the RBSA Council, who elect artists to be Members and Associates. The RBSA also has a Friends membership which is open for artists and visitors who want to contribute to the arts community in Birmingham. Find more about becoming an RBSA Friend here.

The Council includes the Officers of the Society and elected representatives from the Members and Associates. The following Officers were elected in April 2019: