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Outside In Artist Support Day

A young man leaning on a large sheet of paper on the ground, about to draw or write on it. On the wall behind him, a colourful, circular artwork is hanging. There are art materials including tape and pens as well as electronic tablets on the floor around him.

Project Art Works Turner Prize Exhibition, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, 2021 © Garry Jones Photography

Do you feel you're an artist but you're not sure where to start?

Alongside our Explorers Project artist residency with Outside In and Project Art Works, we're also hosting one of Outside In's Artist Support Days on Thursday 11 August, where artists can come along and receive expert advice and guidance. 

Aimed at artists facing barriers to accessing the art world due to health, disability, neurodiversity, social circumstances, ethnic background or isolation, these sessions can offer help with everything from applying for funding and writing statements, to photographing your work or setting up an online gallery. 

Those interested are invited to book a one-hour slot between 10am and 5pm by emailing Outside In's Hub Programme Manager at

Can't make it to the Herbert on 11 August? You can also book sessions at the Artist Support Day at The Core Theatre Solihull on Monday 12 September. Email for details. 

About the Explorers Project

Set up by Project Art Works, Explorers 2021-2023 aims to create equity for neurominorities and carers in civic and cultural life, creating platforms for neurodivergent people and pathways for cultural organisations to deepen their understanding and commit to inviting neurodivergent people and carers into their spaces. The project intends to change the discourse of how neurodivergent people are positioned and described in culture. Explorers Project is supported by the Arts Council and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

About Outside In

Outside In is an established national charity, founded in 2006. It aims to provide a platform for artists who face significant barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation. Outside In’s work covers three main areas: artist development, exhibitions and training. These activities, supported by fundraising and communications, all aim to create a fairer art world by supporting artists, creating opportunities and influencing arts organisations.

About Project Art Works

Project Art Works is a collective of neurodiverse artists and activists based in Hastings, UK. Intersecting ART and CARE, they promote the rights and representation of neuro-minorities through an expansive art practice, embracing holistic and practical support for individuals and caregivers alongside established artistic outputs. Working in partnership nationally and internationally, they seek to reverse the entrenched power dynamics of inclusion, and to provide genuine opportunities for people to represent themselves within culture and society.


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