Outsider Art Festival celebrates cultural equality and invites all artists in the field of outsider art to join the festival. OAF will be held in August 2023 as part of the Helsinki Festival.
Outsider Art Festival connects international art audiences, outsider artists, cultural professionals and influencers. Outsider Art Festival is a multi-disciplinary showcase festival in Helsinki and online. OAF showcases art that is made in the margins of society. OAF gives power to artists to make choices and define what is outsider art. OAF creates new space and encounters to bring diverse people together. Equally, side by side.
Outsider Art Festival is now looking for an international artist for artist residency. The aim of the residency is to support international collaboration in the outsider art field. Any outsider artist can apply, regardless of their art field. The works of the residency artist will be showcased at the festival in 2023.
The duration of the residency is three month in total. It is possible to complete the work period either entirely in Finland, partly remotely and in Finland or completely remotely. The time of the work period can be decided by the artist. Applicants present a project plan and explain how they intend to use the 5000€ budget (fee, travel, accommodation).
OAF is developing a model of inclusive curation that enables outsider artists to have equal involvement and influence in the arts field. OAF wants to be as flexible as possible in terms of implementation and gives the artist the freedom to implement the working period as they wish. The team expects to receive experimental, bold and surprising submissions and fresh ideas for the art residency.