Project information

The Gold Run

Pallant House Gallery (Outside In), Glyndebourne and Carousel will collaborate to create a new performance work entitled 'Gold Run'; an ambitious multi-media event that will be devised and creatively led by learning disabled and marginalised artists running from Autumn 2010 to Spring 2012.

December 2010 - September 2013

Charity information

Pallant House Gallery

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  • Need


    Outside In strives to offer opportunity to the many artists with health, disability or other social circumstances who are marginalised and culturally excluded from their communities. In 2009 Outside In held and open art competition to provide a platform for the work of marginalised artists to be seen in a prestigious arts venue. Over 500 artists registered for the project submitting 800 entries. The evaluation evidenced the profound effect the project had on the artists and their families.


    The Gold Run aims to create a multi platform art work that showcases the artistic work of learning disabled young people and marginalised artists as well as supporting young people to participate in high quality arts activity. Pallant House Gallery will identify and facilitate marginalised artists to provide the visual element of the project who will be mentored to create an installation to be displayed in London during the Paralympic Games in 2012

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Commission designs for sets and costumes and create an art installation from a marginalised artist.


    » Recruit a marginalised artist to be mentored by an established artist
    » Through a series of 10 workshops create the stage set and props for Gold Run

    Success will be the recruiting of a marginalised artist and empowering them to be consulted with and involved in the entire creative process.

    Aim 2

    To create an installation in London during the Paralympics and tour UK during 2013


    » Using the stage set the marginalised artists will produce a site specific installation

    Success will be offering the platform to marginalised artists for thousands of people to see their installation in 2012 and touring during 2013.

  • Impact


    By valuing and respecting the creativity of marginalised artists, Gold Run will break down the barriers that exist in the art world. It is a
    significant opportunity to change people's attitudes and give marginalised artists a national platform to showcase their work. Success will come from the confidence gained from this unique opportunity and bring these artists into the mainstream art world having addressed some of the cultural barriers that currently exclude them.


    There is always the risk that an artist could withdraw from the project but having forged links with many marginalised artists and groups over the past few years with 'Outside In' we have a bank of people to draw on. We will continually recognise and support the artists at every stage for them to have a degree of control over their creative lives.


    Latest information and news will be uploaded onto the Pallant House Gallery and Outside In websites on a regular basis. Monthly emails will be sent and donors will be invited to meet the artists at any time to discuss the project, see work in progress and attend meetings.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £40,000 Staff Artists, mentors, etc
      £7,000 Workshops Travel, workshops
      £3,000 Exhibitions Marketing, exhibitions
  • Background


    The final Gold Run piece will be performed live in three prestigious venues in the South East, including the main stage at Glyndebourne, at CGP Dilston Grove during the Paralympics, an arts venue just outside the Olympic Village, and Pallant House Gallery. Following the live performances the work will be transformed into a digital installation, Gold Run:Re-Mix, which will tour as part of Outside In.


    Outside In offers opportunity to marginalised artists. In 2009, five hundred artists submitted work to the Outside In open competition. Of these artists roughly a third were learning disabled artists, a third were artists with mental health issues and the other third consisted of artists with disabilities, prisoners, the homeless and substance misuse.
    Nearly 30,000 people saw Outside In 2009 providing a national platform for work by marginalised artists to be seen.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Community Programme at Pallant House Gallery is recognised as an exemplar of best practice and innovation. Outside In was initiated in 2007 as an art competition for marginalised artists. The second exhibition in 2009 won national acclaim and had 800 entries from 500 artists. With this database, experience and a dedicated team Outside In will be best placed to deliver the project on the national stage during 2012 highlighting the unique array of talents of the artist it works with.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Marc Steene

    Marc sees his work as enabling people’s creativity, developing opportunity for everyone who wants to take part in the cultural life of this country.

I like to see everyone here looking at my work – makes me feel happy. I’d like to meet up with the other artists

Outside In artist