The two images above are 'Distribution of Premiums' by James Barry in the RSA Great Hall and

'Distribution of Premiums, Freetown' by Nathaniel Sesay, a Sierra Leonean photographer




The RSA Fellow Artists’ Network (FAN) is inviting exhibits for selection and virtual display on the walls of the Royal Society of Arts, hosted by RSA ( and FAN websites FAN

The exhibition will take place in 2021 as an online gallery of images with selected works placed virtually on the walls or in the spaces of the RSA House in positions usually occupied by either the permanent art collection or by temporary works.

We conceived the project in light of the RSA’s recently re-drafted statement on BLM-related issues RSA anti-racism statement, and therefore we are keen to see art projects inspired by urgent social issues, such as the Black Lives Matter campaigns.

The digital visual works selected will be displayed online and for up to three months on the FAN’s website  FAN and the RSA website. Inclusion of artworks in the show will be at the discretion of the selection panel. Title, date and artist information only will be displayed alongside works with full copyright retained by the artist. There is no payment for the display of works. There is no entry / submission fee. Contacts and enquires about works will be forwarded to artists.

To submit your work contact or use the contact page


FAN is an independent not-for-profit organisation closely affiliated with the RSA. The project team, Hazel Chandler, Andrew Darke, Philip Emery and Mark Power, are all Fellows of the RSA.

FAN’s principal aim is to further and facilitate discussion and debate between practising artists and those interested in the many issues which surround creativity and its role in society.





The Fellow Artists’ Network (FAN), was started by a group of Royal Society of Arts (RSA) fellows to give working artists the opportunity to discuss issues important to them and to share their, and others' work and to network. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation.


Artists are often working alone in their studio or at their computer and we wanted to break that isolation and come together. We meet approximately 4 times a year in central London and we have organised architectural, music, arts and film events.  Discussions range from Arts Council funding to ethics and editorial control. We are currently producing the documentary film project and exhibition 'What's On Your Walls?'  In partnership with Paintings in Hospitals,

about what people put on their walls and what art means to them.



Art plays a huge part in all our lives, whether or not we are aware of it. Art is in film, in writing, in the buildings around us, and even in digital marketing. Art enables us to glimpse the world as it is seen through someone else’s eyes. It broadens our minds and affects the way we approach new situations and new people. What we put on our walls reflects our identity, sense of belonging and the past and imagination.

Art can range from a pleasing image on your wall to the cause of a life changing revelation or a medium through which mentally disabled children can communicate their thoughts; aiding their development both personally and socially. When applied in the right way, art can be a strong catalyst for social change. See 'What's on Your Walls?' project