In August 2009 the first association for European outsider art was founded at a first general assembly at Museum Dr. Guislain, Belgium. This establishment is the result of a yearlong shared appeal to strengthen the voice of outsider art by improving intercultural cooperation and dialogue across the European borders.
The association operates as an umbrella organisation for all cultural workers devoted to the promotion of marginalised art in the European cultural sector. The primary objectives of the association are to:
To connect European outsider art
To stimulate international cooperation and dialogue
To influence cultural policies and education
To promote the continuation of outsider art history
To protect the rights of outsider artists