Rua Red Spring Open 2023 - Open Call for Submissions

19th November 2022

Rua Red is pleased to announce an open call for our annual open exhibition of fine and applied arts.


Submissions may be in any discipline: painting, sculpture, new media, digital, printmaking, ceramics, glass, photography, installation, and jewellery.

This open submission is an opportunity for graduates, emerging and established Artists living in Ireland (including the North of Ireland) to exhibit their work in Gallery 1. The overall winner of the Rua Red Art Prize will be awarded a solo show in Gallery 2 at some point during the ensuing 12-month period.

Rua Red has a policy of supporting artists at all stages of their careers. One of the new ways that Rua Red will implement this policy will be to select and purchase works from the Winter Open and Café Wall exhibition to form a collection for the organisation. The works will go on show within the building on a rotational basis in the Conference and Meeting Room areas.

All works submitted for the exhibition are considered by a Selection Panel.

Rua Red is an equal opportunities organisation providing access to exhibitions, arts, and education programmes without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or disability.

If you require more information or guidance on completing a submission please contact or call us at (0) 451 5860.

Exhibition Dates:
24 February - 22 April 2023

Spring Open – ‘Displacement and Belonging’- Home

Artists are asked to submit work that explores ‘Home’ in the context of Displacement and Belonging. What is home? Where is home? Is this my home?

Rua Red welcomes submissions from all artists living on the island of Ireland or who identify Ireland as home.

We encourage work that explores ideas of displacement and belonging, domesticity, identity, family, culture, global placement, and home.

Submission Details
Each submission must include the following:

  • Completed Submission Form.
  • A maximum of 3 individual artworks per submission
  • Registration and Handling fee (€10 incl. VAT)


  • Artists may submit a maximum of three artworks for consideration
  • No work will be considered without payment
  • If you are selected for the exhibition more information will be provided in terms of the delivery and collection of work
  • Please make sure your contact details are correct

Sale of Work
All sales are subject to 25% commission during the continuance of the exhibition. All sales are managed by Rua Red

N.B. The price stated on the application form is the total price payable by the purchaser (to include the 25% commission)


Completed application forms and payment must be received by 5pm on Monday 19 December