Call for entries

RBSA Friends Exhibition 2021

2 June - 3 July 2021
Deadline: Tuesday 4 May 2021, 4pm

Key Dates

Deadline: 4 May, 4pm
Selection announced: 11 May
Delivery of work: 10.30am - 4pm, 29 May
Exhibition Dates: 2 June - 3 July
Collection of work: 6 - 7 July


See application pack for entry requirements, terms & conditions and delivery instructions.

Enter your work

  • Entry fees are free for all current Friends of the RBSA

  • Artists must submit work through our online entry forms

  • If you need support with the entry forms, please contact Magda at

Display fees

  • Friends only pay display fees if their work is selected

  • A 50% discount applies to artists ages 35 and under

  • If you receive a notification of selection, please pay your display fees by Saturday 29 May

About this exhibition

The annual RBSA Friends Exhibition provides a platform for Friends at different stages of their practice to display artwork at the RBSA Gallery.  


Entry is free and open to all current Friends working in any media, including photography. All works entered will be assessed by a selection panel of RBSA Members & Associates. 

The RBSA Friends Exhibition will be on display both in the RBSA Gallery and online to ensure access to those who want to enjoy the exhibition from home. 


The Friends subscription has been part of the RBSA since the 1900s and the RBSA was one of the first art societies to give subscribers their own exhibition. Many former Friends have progressed to become Associates or Members and have been elected as Council Members, who help shape the Society’s future.  


All works entered will be assessed by a selection panel of Members and Associates of the Society. The selection aims to be as wide as possible and is based on the panels’ assessment of the quality and interest of the work.  

Join the RBSA Friends

Artists and supporters who want to be a part of the arts community in Birmingham can become a Friend of the RBSA. 

In addition to support from the RBSA, you will receive discounts, exclusive event invitations, opportunities to deliver workshops and free entry to the Friends Exhibition and RBSA Open exhibitions. 


Friends of the RBSA do not pay entry fees for this exhibition and only pay display fees if their work is selected.

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