Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2013 All You Need To Know About Entering

Call For Enteries: The RA Summer Exhibition 2013  Submissions Close 8 March

The 245th edition of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition gets underway with the closing date for submissions rapidly approaching. The exhibition is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show and will be continuing  the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film.

Every year the Summer Exhibition attracts a diverse array of entrants with over 11,000 submissions received last year.  This year’s Summer Exhibition Co-ordinators are Norman Ackroyd, Eva Jiricna and Gillian Wearing.

As in recent years the range of printmaking practices will be explored and an emphasis will be placed on works of a moderate size, which will return to their traditional home in the Small Weston Room. The common ground between photography and painting will be investigated in one of the larger galleries and the meeting points between sculpture and architecture will also be considered.

It is hoped that architects will submit pieces which will contribute to this dialogue and Eva Jiricna and Richard MacCormac are keen to receive works that express conceptual ideas, rather than more formal presentations.

How to enter the Summer Exhibition 2013

An artist may enter a maximum of two works for a handling charge of £25 per work. The Entry Form will be available in the online shop until Friday 8 March. Once purchased, it will be sent by post to the artist.

Click here to buy an Entry Form

Architecture and Sculpture entries will be selected from photographs at the first stage. Shortlisted entrants will be invited to submit their works on the delivery days given below. Please refer to the FAQs for further details.

Delivery Days are as follows:
7 Jan – 12 March Audio-visual works; photographs of Sculpture and Architecture entries
8 and 9 April Glazed works (watercolours, prints, drawings, etc)
10 and 11 April Unglazed works (oil, acrylic, etc)
1 May Sculpture (by invitation only)
2 May Architecture (by invitation only)

Further information will be posted in due course.

Click here to download the Terms and Conditions of Entry (788 KB)

Click here to download Frequently Asked Questions (63 KB)

Click here to download a list of Suggested Transport Agents (20 KB)

Summer Exhibition Co-ordinators 2013
Norman Ackroyd, Eva Jiricna, Gillian Wearing

Selection and Hanging Committee
Anne Desmet, Peter Freeth, Richard MacCormac, John Maine, Humphrey Ocean, Mick Rooney, John Wragg

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