Royal Ulster Academy of Arts

Call to Artists.

Royal Ulster Academy of Arts
140th Annual Exhibition


The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts (RUA) was founded in 1879 and has survived many changes of premises, several wars and most recently a global pandemic. It is currently the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland.

The Call for Entries to the 140th Annual Exhibition opens on Tuesday 1st June 2021 and the deadline for submissions is 4pm on Friday 30 July.

Submissions are welcomed from artists working in paint, drawing, print, sculpture, photography, digital, glass and ceramics.

The 2021 Adjudicator is Dr √Čimear O'Connor HRHA, BA, MBA, PhD, Director of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

Keep an eye online for more information. There may be some changes due to Covid 19 so bear with us for now. More dates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

Image credit: Hannah Smith

Entry Deadline: 30 July 2021 4pm  View Entry Requirements

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Please Note: Enquiries regarding the 'Call to artists' rules and exhibition info should be directed to the exhibition organisers, whose email can be found in the left hand column.


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