EOA conference


The Open art studio has been a member of the European Outsider Art Association (EOA), which organizes annual conferences and other events, for several years.





The next conference will take place in May 24 – 26, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden under the auspices of the INUTI studio and will be called E-QUALITY – EOA Conference 2019.

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European Outsider Art Conference, 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 good art is 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.



Anna Selander and Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa

Step Up Coordinators

Stiftelsen Inuti Rålambsvägen 12 112 59 Stockholm SWEDEN +46 (0)73 577 68 62


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The Artist’s Voice (Great Britain)

European Outsider Art Conference 2018

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The last conference was held under the auspices of Outside In in May 2018 at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, England under the title The Artist’s Voice. It offered presentations of artists with differentness, organizations that helped them and also distinguished people who collect or exhibit their art. The event also included excursions to studios and galleries, practical workshops and discussions.

The conference was attended by Mgr. Pavel Sochor, Ph.D. Bc. Petra Herníková and Mgr. et Mgr. Bc. Lucie Hájková.





Outsider Art Photography (Denmark)

European Outsider Art Conference 2017

We visited the conference in Denmark from 17th to 20th May 2017. It was held under the auspices of GAIA Museum of Outsider Art in Randers. We had the opportunity to visit the exhibition Nice to Meet You Mr. Holbein, thanks to which we attended a portrait photography workshop with professional photographer Pekka Elomaa. Each member or artist was a co-creator. There was mutual cooperation, in which everyone tried the role of photographer, model or assistant in the photo shoot. We also visited Outsider Art Bifrost, an art school for people with special needs in Randers and the Kunstnerhuset CARAVANA in Aarhus, which supports individuals with differentness in their art.

The conference was attended by Mgr. Pavel Sochor, Mgr. Tereza Mikulova, Bc. et Bc. Jitka Novotná and Mgr. Vendula Skotáková.