Artist Opportunities

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Elections

The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers' annual elections will next take place in early 2015. New Members are elected by the Council of the Society based on the quality of their work alone. The 2015 information and application form is available via the link to the right.  Deadline 11 Feb 2015.

RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2014

The RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition is an annual open competition for artists working on water-based media on paper. The selected works will be exhibited at Bankside Gallery from 6- 18 March 2015.

Competition results announced, please see list of successful entries. 


Gwen May Recent Graduates Scholarship Award 2014

This award is open to recent printmaking graduates. It is an exciting opportunity that awards 2 successful candidates with a 2-year Associate membership of the RE, as well as a £1000 bursary. To apply, entrants need to send 6 jpegs of their printmaking (300 dpi), with details of technique and dimensions, and a brief CV, to by Fri 7 November 2014

The Anthony Dawson Young Printmaker Award 2014

This award is open to any printmaker under the age of 30 and awarded solely on the merit of their work.  1st prize: £2000, 2nd prize: £500.  To apply, entrants need to send 6 hi-res jpegs of their printmaking (300dpi), with details of technique and dimensions of each piece, to: Deadline: Fri 7 November 2014

Royal Watercolour Society Elections

Royal Watercolour Society artists are elected on merit by current Members. Any professional artist working in water-based media may apply. All styles and subject matters are welcome!

If you are interested in applying for Associate Membership, please download the 2015 Application Pack opposite for further information on how to apply.