RBSA Candidates 2020-21

10 - 24 July 2021

This application process is for approved Candidates only.

If you have any queries please contact Hon. Secretary Viv Astling at hon.secretary@rbsa.org.uk

Key Dates

Online submission deadline: 15 June
Delivery of work: 4 July, 12-3pm
Exhibition dates: 10 - 24 July
Voting dates: 10 - 18 July
Collection of work: 25 July, 12-3pm

See application packs for entry requirements and delivery instructions.

Delivery can also be made my prior arrangement, contact the gallery to do so.

Enter your work

There are separate application packs and entry forms for Candidates applying for Associate and Member

  • Download the appropriate application pack below and click the button to enter your work

  • All artists must submit 6 artworks and a 150-word statement through our online entry forms

  • You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your work

  • If you need support submitting your entry form, photographing your work or have any queries please contact Magda at marketing@rbsa.org.uk

Candidates for Associate

Candidates for Member

About this exhibition

The Candidates’ exhibition enables the Society to view and vote for the work of new artists wishing to be elected as Associates and existing Associates wishing to be elected to full Member. The exhibition is open to the public and therefore provides an exciting opportunity for everyone to view the exhibition see the high standards of work produced by our artists.


RBSA Members and Associates will vote on each Candidates' work in a secret ballot. In order to be successfully elected, each candidate must receive 50% plus one of the total votes cast in favour of their candidature. 

The results will be formally approved at the AGM and candidates will be informed by email after 18 July. 

How to apply for Candidates 2022

Artists may also be nominated, or self-nominate, to become an RBSA Member or Associate. Visit our RBSA Candidates page to learn about the election process.