From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
An outsider is one who is not part of a community or organization or a newcomer with little or no experience in an organization or community. It can also refer to one identified as on the periphery of social norms, or as an observer peering into group identity, i.e. having independence in character and thought.
In the arts
- Outsider music, composed or performed by musicians working outside the musical mainstream
- Outsider art, created by artists working outside the mainstream art world