See the virtual exhibition here:

The Dove – A symbol of Peace and Hope

You are invited to submit work for a virtual exhibition to demonstrate the European Outside Art Associations support for the Ukrainian people and their culture.

A dove has spread her wings by Maria Prymachenko












A Dove Has Spread Her Wings by Maria Prymachenko


Inspired by the work of the acclaimed Ukrainian Artist Maria Prymachenko (1908–1997) and the theme of peace and hope EOA members are invited to submit up to two pieces of artwork for consideration in the virtual exhibition.

The art works can either be existing or new two-dimensional work and can include works from collections. The exhibition will be selected and curated by the President and Vice President of the EOA, Thomas Roeske, Prinzhorn Museum, and Marc Steene, Outside In.

 The exhibition will be opened at the 2022 EOA conference this June.


Please send your images as a jpeg or tif file along with the following information by 13 May 2022 to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Name of Artist:

Title of work, date and medium:

Further information: (Why you chose the work, 250 words max, and links to organisation or online gallery)

Collection name and copyright information: (if relevant) 


Call out (pdf for download)

Call out (word for download)













2x2 Art Fair for Outsider Art 2019 (DE)

3 October - 6. October 2019

Kunsthaus Kannen, Münster, Germany

In 2019 the 2x2 Forum for Outsider Art, an art fair of international caliber, is taking place for the sixth time. Having arisen from the 2009 EU-subsidized Projekt KULTUR, every two years the forum invites artists, studios, galleries, universities and projects from contexts of art, social affairs and psychiatry to engage in dialogue and exchange of ideas concerning Outsider Art. We hope to extend existing networks of creators, mediators and collectors and to further deepen the discussion on art and marginality. This year´s forum will feature regional exhibitors as well as particpants from our European neighbors.

Read more at Kunsthaus Kannens website:


E-QUALITY - EOA Conference 2019 (SE)

24. May -26. May 2019

Hosted by INUTI, at INUTI´s Studio in Stockholm and at Aguélimuseet in Sala, Sweden
Welcome to our EOA conference, E-Quality, and the opportunity to network with other artists and professionals from the Outsider Art field in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference is taking place 24th - 26th May 2019 and will address questions around quality and equality. It will explore who decides what is good art and for what reasons and what is meant by ‘quality’ in outsider art. The conference will also focus on artists' rights and the importance and challenge of building equality in the art world and how can we support inclusion. According to Inuti, the prerequisite for this is to create equal opportunities for all artists making our culture richer for all. We hope our conference E-Quality can be a tool for important discussions about quality in Outsider Art and equality in the wider art world.
Open Call
Inuti is looking forward to proposals for presentations on the theme of E-Quality. Presentations can take any form, from a lecture or performance to an exhibition. If you have a proposal please contact the EOA conference team at Inuti This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This year the EOA board will be the jury. The deadline for proposals is 10 am, on November 15th 2018. 
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Anna Selander and Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa
Step Up Coordinators 
Stiftelsen Inuti Rålambsvägen 12 112 59 Stockholm SWEDEN +46 (0)73 577 68 62


Into the art - art into the world - 25 year celebration at Kunsthuset Karavana (DK)

1 October 2018

Kunsthuset Karavana, Århus, Denmark

The art studio Karavana has been into the art and out into the world for 25 years. Many performances, concerts and art exhibitions have been presented home and abroad. Celebrate with Karavana Monday 1. October 2018 at Graham Bells Vej 1 A, 8200 Aarhus, DK.



The Artist´s Voice (UK)

European Outsider Art Conference 2018

Invitation for presentation proposals

Outside In will host the European Outsider Art Conference 2018. The conference, taking place 4-6 May at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, will include presentations by artists, practitioners and academics. The programme will also include workshops, tours and the European Outsider Art Association’s (EOA) General Assembly. The purpose of the conference is to discuss important questions in the field of Outsider Art, to exchange ideas and build networks between professionals working in the field. Attendees will include artists, curators and collectors along with representatives from museums, galleries, collections, art projects and studio groups.

Outside In are looking for proposals for presentations around the theme of The Artist’s Voice. Proposals are welcomed from artists, studio groups and anyone who has something interesting and engaging to say on the topic of the artist and how best to support them. Presentations can take any form; from a PowerPoint to a performance.

If you have a proposal that you would like to be considered, or if you would like to discuss your ideas, please contact the Director of Outside In, Marc Steene at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The deadline for proposals is 10am on Monday 30 October.



2x2 Art Fair for Outsider Art (DE)


21 September - 24 September 2017 


Kunsthaus Kannen, Münster, Germany


Already for the fifth time the 2x2 Forum takes place in Münster: the expression "2x2" is its title as well as the concept of the Art Fair: artists´ studios, art projects, universities, galleries and museums will come together to present their concepts and works of art for sale, and all parties concerned will gladly be at anyones disposal to answer questions, accept suggestions or simply discuss. An area of 2x2 meters will be available for each exhibitor for his presentation. Compact and versatile, limited and individually starts at the exhibition hall of the art-house Kannen.



Biennale 2017 at Kaarisilta (Fin)

EOA Member Kaarisilta is arranging their Biennale 2017 this summer (27. June to 6. August). Kararisilta invites everyone to apply. The deadline is 31. March. Use the application form here: application form 

You can read more about the event here: invitation 

Please contact Johanna Immeli, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , if you have any questions


Uncooked Culture - Spring showcase

An eye-balling visual feast by artists from broadest range of margin, serving you work of art from over 100 diverse artists created in 15 different corners across the world rotating in this showcase. Additional Events: "Triple-cooked mood" 1.-3. March in the upstairs bar area.

Place: Walmer Castle Notting Hill, 58 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AJ 

Dates: 15. February to 16. April 2017  

For further information please visit:



Paul Goesch - An Artist Between Avant-Garde and Institution

In addition to being a recognized professional expressionist artist with psychiatric experience, Paul Goesch also occupies an outstanding position in the Prinzhorn Collection. Furthermore, his life and his art are a particularly impressive example of the contact and relationship between art and mental illness in modernity - a field of research that has not only been the focus of research at the Prinzhorn Collection since the opening of the museum, but that has also become an important field of interest in German, French and Italian media and art history, since the turn of the century. The conference with speakers from Germany and France examines both Paul Goesch's connections to the avant-garde and cultural events of his time, as well as his stay in psychiatric institutions.

Place: Sammlung Prinzhorn, Vossstrasse 2, Heidelberg, Germany

Dates: Conference 13 – 14 January 2017

For  further information and registration please visit:





One of EOAs member organisations, Uncooked Culture presents the exhibition

ONE BARE FOOT SQUARE - 78 International Artists live/work in 15 different countries

‘ONE BARE FOOT SQUARE’ is a collaborative artist-led travelling mosaic canvas. The individual artworks form one big wall piece. Traveling from its First Stop at Amsterdam Outsider Art Gallery in The Hermitage museum - The Netherlands (summer 2016) to its Second Stop, hosted in London by Marie-Louise Plum of ‘Mental Spaghetti’.

Place: The Dragon Café Gallery in the crypt of St. George the Martyr London SE1 1JA. R

Dates: Every monday from 7. November to 19. December 2016 noon - 8pm 2016 

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One of EOAs member organisations, CAIB (Outsider Art Group in Bologna, Italy), sends an invitation to the First Outsider Art Festival in Italy. There will be a group show around the great park Libera Università Alcatraz, (property of Jacopo Fo), and on 3. October a conference on the subject “Art for Inclusion”. Everybody is welcome.

Place: Libera Università di Alcatraz, Perugia

Dates: 2.-4. October 2016

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Read about CAIB here




ONE BARE FOOT SQUARE travelling exhibition - 1st STOP in Amsterdam


A collaborative travelling mosaic canvas. The individual artworks form one big piece. Outsiders, Neo-Outsiders & artists from all other Squares (70 International Artists live/work in 15 different countries), will be contributing their creations as its Uncooked boundary-crossing recipe progresses. The mosaic canvas will project a spectrum, weaving together each individual’s life journey.

Exhibition Launch at Outsider Art Gallery - The Hermitage Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Neerlandia Plein, 1018 DR, Amsterdam

30 July - 13 August 2016, Opening Event: Saturday 30 July 2016 (3 - 5 pm)

Curators: Chutima Kerdpitak (Nok) - Uncooked Culture & Bert Schoonhoven - Outsider Art Gallery Amsterdam

More info:





Return To Sender - auction

On October 4th Christie's will be auctioning 150 artworks on postcards by 100 different artists to support brussels based organization KAOS (KunstAtelier OpperStraat), member of EOA.

The works are accessible via the KAOS website and you can see them on Saturday, October 3rd (10:00-18:00) and Sunday, October 4th (10:00-15:00) at Bozar/Paleis voor Schone Kunsten (Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels, Belgium) . Auction is at Bozar, Sunday October 4th at 16h30. Would you like to participate? Then register HERE.

KAOS website:




Heterotopias - Outsider Environments in Europe

International EOA Conference 2015

Osservatorio Outsider Art is organising from May 28th to June 1st 2015 the annual conference of EOA (European Outsider Art Association).

The conference will be devoted to spontaneous environmental sculptural or architectural works and their protection. It is divided into two sessions held in Palermo (May 28th and 29th) and Messina (May 31st). The speakers are among the leading experts on the topic. The official language adopted for the conference is English, but there is an interpreting service. Visits to Sciacca and Castellammare complete the programme for members of the European Sicilian EOA.

- See more at: 

International Conference & Annual General Assembly

May 15-16, 2014 - Halle Saint Pierre, Paris

The board of EOA is pleased to announce this year's conference and general assembly at Halle Saint Pierre.

About the conference:

More and more institutions for contemporary art integrate art works by outsider artists in exhibitions or permanent collections today. As a lot of these artists are not thinking in terms of the art scene or art market they are unfamiliar with ways of presentation and exhibiting their works. Professional art curators, on the other hand, are often unfamiliar with the context of and special ideas behind outsider art and tend to press it into well-known presentation formats, cutting off important dimensions of the works. The conference "Curating Outsider Art" wants to look for ways to mediate between artists and curators in this field. Speakers include: Martine Lusardy, Pierre Muylle, Thomas Röske, Barbara Safarova.


See full programme (updated April 22, 2014) and information on registration >>>

Go to online registration >>>


The conference is produced by The Prinzhorn Collection & European Outsider Art Association. Director of the conference: Thomas Röske, the Prinzhorn Collection.


The Dr. Guislain Award highlights and rewards individuals, organisations or projects that have made an exceptional contribution in the social or cultural field in breaking the chains of stigma with regard to mental illness. It is aimed at initiatives that deal with mental health care in a responsible, clear and dynamic way and initiatives that promote the creativity of those suffering from mental illness, including the prevention of social exclusion by questioning behaviour in its social context. This concerns initiatives which emphasise the dignity of sufferers in a passionate, creative and innovative way.
Nominations for the Dr. Guislain Award 2014 are open until March 16th, 2014.
For more information: read here >>


The Prinzhorn Collection in Heidelberg, Germany, is hosting the conference:

Ethical Questions around Outsider Art

May 24-25, 2013

For an introduction to the conference and programme, read here >>
For practical information and registration, read here >>> 
The conference is an initivative by the Prinzhorn Collection and the European Outsider Art Association.
It will be arranged and managed by the Prinzhorn Collection.

27 October 2012 to 3 February 2013

Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, West Sussex,
presents Outside In: National, a ground-breaking openentry
exhibition for artists producing work from the
edges of society.

For more information >>

Go to Outside In's website >>


18th - 31st of October, 2012
Exhibition and festival of Russian Outsider Art in Saint-Petersburg
26th - 27th of September, 2012
GAIA Museum Outsider Art, Randers, Denmark
26th of April 2012
At Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium

See flyer >>>

See programme >>>

Register here >>>

27th of April 2012
At Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium
10 am - 12 pm


13-14th of June, 2012
Advice & guidance on writing an EU Culture Fund application,
network opportunities and creating future partnerships








GAIA Museum Outsider Art, Denmark






























06th – 09th of OCTOBER 2011  


A European platform for Art Studios and Artists

Flyer >>

Talk by Raija Kallioinen, Vice President of EOA

Forum for Outsider Art, Münster 
18th to 25th of September 2011
Biennial Event of Art and Handicap
‘Thou Art’ a film screening of community art practice and debate on Outsider Art
Tate Modern Starr Auditorium
Friday 10 June 14.30-16.00
International conference in Helsinki, June 17, 2011 
In connection with the conference 'Outsider Art: European Perspective'. See programme above.
June 18, 2011 - 10 am to 12 pm
Ateneum Hall
Finish National Gallery
Kaivokatu 2
Cooperation project funded by EU Culture Programme