OUTPOST is an artist run gallery and studio complex in Norwich and currently facilitates a programme of five exhibitions per year at OUTPOST Gallery, as well as a series of offsite projects, events, and artists editions. OUTPOST Studios is an affordable studio complex for over 80 artists and practitioners, and operates a Membership scheme which is open to anyone to join.
OUTPOST was founded in 2004 by seven artists and makers and has since established itself as a leading centre for artist activity in the East of England. In 2010 OUTPOST began to run an affordable studio complex in order to help support the relief of poverty among emerging artists.
We currently run two artistic programmes The OUTPOST Creative Programme, which is part funded by Arts Council England, and The OUTPOST Core Programme which is fully funded by the charity. The programmes are to support upcoming and emerging artists, students, and OUTPOST members. The OUTPOST Creative Programme focuses solely on supporting individuals from working class/lower socio-economic backgrounds.
Since its founding, OUTPOST has supported the professional development of at least 50 individuals through the hands on training and experience of running a contemporary art space and studios in the form of a rolling Steering Committee.