Held every year since 1769, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission art show. The 2024 show runs from 18 June to 18 August 2024.

The Exhibition is a great chance to view work by emerging and contemporary leading artists, as well as Royal Academicians and household names. And the good news is that much of the work on display is for sale! In fact, proceeds from the exhibition contribute to supporting exhibiting artists and the Royal Academy’s non-profit-making activities.

For us, the real beauty of the exhibition is that entry is open to all artists and work across all mediums. Then the final entries are selected by committee. This means that amateurs have the unique opportunity to show their work alongside some of the most celebrated names in the art world. The expansive collection is huge in both number and content with exhibits ranging from painting to photography and architecture to film and sculpture.