April 25, 2023
The Outsider Collective started helping artistically-minded people follow their muses. The artists are people with developmental disabilities who’ve elected to access “Self-Directed Supports” instead of traditional services a person would receive from a community agency. Director Carrie Hyde saw a need for a space where the artists could create their art, not just display it. So she applied to the state to expand her program to include instruction in a larger space. They said yes. Outsider Collective pivoted from being a gallery to a program. Read the full article.