The RBA Rome Scholarship 2020

Call for Entries until March 1st 2020


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 2020.


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The Scholarship Offers:

  • Four weeks at Sala Uno, a highly prestigious gallery and international arts centre in the heart of Rome 
  • Accommodation 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 Awards:

Forty semi-finalists will have a work in the RBA’s RISING STARS exhibition, which takes place 28th April – 14th June 2020 at the Royal Over-Seas League in Mayfair, London

Three finalists will have a work in the RBA’s Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in 2021

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


The Royal Over-Seas League, London
Mr Wei Shao FRBA (RBA Patron)
Liam Culver FRBA (Web Designer)

See also:

Sala Uno:

Sala Uno Images:

How to apply:

Click on the button above to apply.