Julia Dotulong established the foundation Cultureel Rijk to promote Outsider Art as a fully-fledged art form. In other words, as solemnly affirmed in our mission statement: To raise nationwide awareness in the Netherlands about Outsider Art by developing and organizing activities on behalf of Outsider Art in the broadest sense of the word. The foundation seeks to achieve its goals by initiating, developing, stimulating and inspiring, social, public and cultural activities.
Art historian Roger Cardinal (1972), defines Outsider Art as: “art created by people who are not influenced by current mores in contemporary fine arts, are independent of trends, and create art only for themselves. “These artists do not have an academic education, often have a psychiatric background or are mentally disabled.”