VOAF is a celebration of Outsider Art, also known as Art Brüt. An Outsider artist is one who is challenged by social exclusion and other barriers, opportunities for exhibition and sales, performance and participation, connection and learning. The artists may be self-taught or trained: they are all devoted to their creative practices, and come from a point of view that is outside the mainstream art world trends. Outsider art is celebrated at significant fairs and museums around the world, including major annual fairs in Paris and New York. VOAF is Canada’s first and only festival for Outsider Art.