About Brut Force

Brut Force is dedicated to curating, electronically publishing, and developing a national online archive of Outsider and Self-Taught Art.

Brut Force’s mission is to increase the salience of outsider artists while promoting wider understanding, contemplation, and acceptance of their works. Our content includes: artist profile human interest stories; interviews with academics, experts, and professionals; images of outsider artwork; analysis of specific outsider art works and exhibits; coverage of outsider art events; and additional exciting events in the field.

We aspire to cover the breadth of Outsider Art in its most widely defined sense by emphasizing the manifestations of self-taught art across the country.

As a member of our online community, Brut Force hopes that you fall in love with an artist’s works creative process, become an expert on how different exhibits are curated, and better develop your own taste around emerging trends in outsider art.

If you would like to learn more, or are interested in contributing to our community, please don’t hesitate to contact us at connect@brutforce.com.

Become a Featured Artist

Are you a self-taught artist? Do you create, sell, and exhibit your works successfully?

We would love to feature your works on our site. Please send us 5-7 sample images of your work along with a resume that includes exhibition history to connect@brutforce.com. We’ll let you know next steps from there.

Contribute a Piece

Do you have something profound to say about the self-taught art movement? Have you studied or worked extensively in the field?

We’d love to review and publish written pieces that help expand our knowledge and resources on topics across the field. Please send your written piece and resume to connect@brutforce.com.

Write for Brut Force

Are you a skilled freelancer? Have you been immersed in self-taught art in your local community?

We’re always looking for more content from new contributors across the country. Please send 2-3 sample works as well as your resume and/ or a potential proposal for an article to connect@brutforce.com.