“Outside In changes people’s lives. Every donation enables the charity to reach out and include people in often difficult life circumstances to have their art work seen and voices heard. It is no small statement to say that art can save lives, but I believe this to be true and that we must reach out and value all who create art, whatever their life situation, to enable this to happen.”
Those are the words of the award-winning charity’s director and founder Marc Steene. It comes as we call on you to help make a difference. Two weeks today, on 27 November, Outside In will be taking part in #GivingTuesday, a global movement which aims to unite millions of people around the world to come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.
To enhance this, Outside In’s chosen donation platform CAF is offering all charities who get a donation on 27 November the chance to win an additional £250.
How to get involved
Your support is vital to helping us achieve the charity’s goal of creating a fairer art world for artists facing significant barriers in their lives. By donating you will provide essential resources to allow Outside In to continue its pioneering charitable work. The activity that your donations will help fund include:
- Regular exhibitions and our online gallery and shop, which provide our artists with opportunities to exhibit and sell work
- Tailored support for artists to help address and remove barriers in sharing their work with the wider art world
- Training programmes enabling artists to develop skills, knowledge and confidence in a gallery setting, opening up many opportunities such as volunteering, paid work and further education.
Over the next two weeks, leading up to #GivingTuesday, we will be sharing more about our work and the role you can play so please keep an eye out for that.
“If my life hadn’t changed at the point it did, I would have been found dead. Outside In has not only helped me in my art but also in meeting other people with mental health and disabilities – it makes you realise you are not alone.” Outside In artist
To make a donation, click HERE
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. In 2017 the campaign raised a staggering $300million (£233,574,900) for charities across 150 countries.
To find out more about the project, click HERE