Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of the founding principles of the Academy was to hold an annual exhibition of work by both members and non-members of merit. Now in its 133rd year, the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition remains one of the highlights of the Northern Ireland arts calendar attracting over 70,000 visitors in 2013.

This year’s Annual Exhibition will be held at the Ulster Museum from 17th October 2014 to 4th January 2015 and will once again be generously sponsored by KPMG, the leading Accounting and Professional Advisory Firm. The exhibition will showcase original works across the disciplines of the visual arts by emerging and established artists and will include a dedicated video gallery.
How to enter

Submission to this year’s Annual Exhibition includes an online short-listing process. Artists can enter a maximum of 3 works in any medium. Submitting artists must complete an online registration form, upload digital images of their work and process payment by the 11th of July 2014.

Notification of the short-listing process will be circulated by mid August. Artists whose work has been shortlisted will be invited to deliver their piece(s) to the Academy at the end of the month. These works will be reviewed by the selection panel and results circulated by 12th September (please note that short-listing does not guarantee final selection).