Who we are:

The Outsiders Project gives voice to the unheard and marginalised through working with outsider artists and supporting their creativity. We work with members of the community of Boscombe, and the work is shown locally then shared with a wider world. The work is designed to develop authentic voices and is of exceptional quality.

Our vision is to show that people sidelined from society can write, perform and create work at the highest level. We support the outsider community to push boundaries to prove they can create work of outstanding quality and worth.

We have built our own theatre in a disused shop as part of BEAF, Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe. We were about to make two shows for the festival in May 2020, Tattoo and Slap, and we will make them again. 

But until we can meet again and get back to our normal, we will be gathering stories and finding new outsider artists. We offer mentoring support and will be developing projects to fill the silence. 

Tattoo is in partnership with Hampstead Theatre, who are also gathering stories.

The Outsiders Project is funded by:

Arts Council, People's Health Trust, Health Lottery South West