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OAF Academy

OAF Academy is a new art program that was established in January 2023 as a part of the Outsider Art Festival. OAF Academy opens new possibilities of employment for marginal artists working in the fields of visual arts, performing arts, music, movie, literature and media arts. The program provides long-term support for the work of outsider artists and creates a new operational model that enables artists to create artworks as commissions. The theme of the first season of the program is power.

OAF Academy provides a six-month working period for six outsider artists. The program will result in six new commissions from different fields of art. For each artist the program provides a 15 000€ grant, an artist mentor and the support of the coordinator of the program. The artworks will be presented at the Outsider Art Festival in the years 2023, 2024 and 2025. The program is produced by the outsider art agency and production house Pertti’s Choice, and it’s funded by Kone Foundation. 

Apply for OAF Academy!

OAF Academy Open Call for artists is now open! We are looking for artists for the years 2024 and 2025. OAF Academy artists are selected through an open call or by invitation. All outsider artists who are active in Finland are eligible to apply. The artists are selected by OAF artistic team and OAF production team. The selections are done on spring and autumn of 2024. Only those who are selected will be informed. 

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