Outside In: Online Galleries and Artist Support Days

About Outside In

Outside In is an award winning charity working to create a fairer and more inclusive art world. Through our exhibitions, active online community and professional training programmes, we provide a platform for artists who find it difficult to access the art world for reasons including health, disability, isolation or social circumstance.

To date, Outside In has engaged more than 6,000 artists, over a quarter of a million audience members and held over 50 exhibitions nationally and internationally. Outside In was founded in 2006 at Pallant House Gallery in West Sussex. In 2016, following celebrations to mark the project’s highly successful first decade, Outside In became an independent charity. In 2017 the charity joined Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.

Why the contribution is important

About Online Galleries and Artist Support Days

Outside In hosts online galleries for over 2500 artists, and the numbers continue to grow. The galleries are a platform for each artist to present examples of their work, write about their practice and engage their art with a wide audience.

Artist Support Days offer free one-to-one sessions for artists who would like to create an online gallery with Outside In but do not have the skills or facilities to do it themselves. The one hour sessions allow artists to meet with a member of the Outside In team and learn how to photograph their work, write an artist statement and upload their work to the Outside In website.

Creating an online gallery offers each artist:

1.     A platform to showcase their work online alongside more than 2500 other artists.

2.     The opportunity to submit their work for possible inclusion in our many regional and national exhibitions and commissions.

3.     A comments section on their page where visitors to the site can leave feedback.

4.     A unique web address so that artists can share and promote their work online.

The Outside In team travel the length and breadth of the country running Artist Support Days at health centres, prisons, charitable organisations, museums, galleries and community spaces. Artist Support Days are designed to offer support and advice tailored to the individual artist. They are a vital programme of outreach activity which enable Outside In to engage with artists who may not otherwise have the skills, facilities or confidence to put their artwork online.

by OutsideIn on August 07, 2017 at 11:28AM

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  • Posted by willpsaunders August 09, 2017 at 16:57

    Thanks for drawing your work to our attention. I can appreciate the value of what you do but I'm just wondering how much you think digital technologies & Platforms might be key to your growth and engagement with audiences over time? Do you believe your audience might want to create new forms of art digitally, and or do digital technologies allow for a community to gather - or is that not a key consideration. I'm just keen to know how you digital technologies and platforms effecting what you do over time?
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