RBA Rome Scholarship 2023 - Call for Entries is now closed

Call for Entries is now closed

This competition is open to artists who live, work or study in the UK and who are aged 35 years or under. The Scholarship is for the month of September 2023.

See also:

Sala Uno: www.salauno.com

The Scholarship Offers

  • Four weeks accommodation at Sala Uno, a highly prestigious gallery and international arts centre in the heart of Rome 
  • Staying in a self-contained apartment, situated within a wonderful and extensive walled garden in the grounds of the gallery
  • Studio space which will be available within the gallery
  • Two meals per day, provided at a nearby restaurant
  • Return flights to Rome
  • £1000 prize money

Further Prizes

  • Forty semi-finalists will have a work in the RBA’s RISING STARS Exhibition, which takes place in April 2023 at the Royal Over-Seas League in Mayfair, London
  • Three finalists will have a work in the RBA’s Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries in 2024
  • The two runners-up will also receive a prize of £250 each


Conditions for Entry

  • The applicant’s work needs to be figurative
  • The work may be painting, drawing, printmaking or sculpture
  • Six images of recent work to be provided together with a completed application form, see below
  • An administration fee of £10 is required with the application


  • Semi-finalists are responsible for the delivery and collection of their own works
  • It is suggested that large scale works be accompanied by smaller works as, if the artist is chosen as a semi-finalist or finalist, exhibition space will be limited and this may influence selection
  • It may be helpful for the 3 finalists to bring with them for interview any sketchbooks or journals which show their exploration of techniques or development of their ideas

Special thanks to our sponsors

We are grateful for the generous help and support received from our sponsors:

Wei Shao FRBA (RBA Patron)

Liam Culver FRBA (RBA Web Designer)

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RBA Rome Scholarship 2023