FBA Futures is the UK’s largest annual survey of emerging figurative art, selected from student shows across the nation.

Launched by Mall Galleries / Federation of British Artists in 2012, FBA Futures is an annual exhibition which showcases the best in new figurative painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking by outstanding art graduates.

In recent years the exhibition has trebled in size and increased its reach by selecting artists graduating from art schools across the United Kingdom. This wide coverage provides a bird’s-eye view of emerging figurative art, indicating where those leaving art education each year might take the genre. Such a survey allows audiences to understand today’s preoccupations of tomorrow’s artists, shining a spotlight onto the common themes and ideas held by the next generation of artists. 

FBA Futures is generously sponsored by Minerva Executive Search, with prizes sponsored by Minerva, Be Smart About Art, Great Art and The Hottinger Group

To have your college's BA, MA or Diploma students considered by the selectors, please have your college send information about their final degree show to press@mallgalleries.com or send their degree show catalogue by post to Futures, Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD.


From 2019 Mall Galleries will be collaborating with Foundation Derbyshire to offer the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award to a Futures alumnus. The biennial residency is an opportunity to produce and exhibit a body of new work inspired by Derbyshire’s landscape, heritage and people.