Providing bespoke funding solutions to support new art.
What we do
We are the only international, independent charitable organisation that pools donations from our partners and patron circles to support contemporary art.
We draw on our network of experts to identify what is most needed in the arts and respond with tailor-made and impactful philanthropy.
We offer unique and insightful experiences to our partners and patron circles at the heart of artistic creation connecting them to our wider global network.
We build strong alliances between the private sector and public institutions, enabling a perfect circle of support: from the production of art to its placement in a public collection.
We are dedicated to supporting projects that challenge thinking and further the artistic discourse to inspire new audiences.
In the face of increasing intolerance, it is the ‘long journey of generosity’ of organisations such as Outset that enable us to deliver ambitious and engaged programmes, deeply committed to the fundamental messages of the arts, which are experimentation, multiplicity, love and inclusiveness.
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, The Serpentine Galleries
The most significant support you can receive as an artist comes early. Outset do this with passion, commitment and trust. They show a belief in the process of creating art. It is extraordinary to find people who can share your vision and be in a position to allow new work to be realised both as advocates and be enabling financial support.
Outset is a renowned global network that has the profile to support the arts like few others and open doors to otherwise hidden treasures of art.
Daniel Klier, Outset Young Production Circle Patron. Group Head of Strategy, HSBC
Outset’s ongoing support for Cubitt’s Curatorial Fellowship has enabled the gallery to maintain its commitment to supporting and facilitating contemporary art at its most exciting, challenging and innovative best.
Image courtesy the artist
Morgan Quaintance, Curator
Outset is the finest philanthropy of its kind, offering its patrons the opportunity to engage with contemporary art at the raw, creative level, directly with artists, with immediate impact.
Scott Collins, Managing Director, Summit Partners, L.P., Outset Capital Circle Patron
Outset is simply outstanding: There is no other independent foundation spanning over eight countries empowering institutions and artists to collaborate. Outset puts no limit to the possibilities and embraces creativity with great courage. Outset is the life support for ambitious works of art.
Udo Kittelmann, Director, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Outset supporters become part of an international community of interesting like-minded people. I have been informed and stimulated but, and this is important to me, we also have a great deal of fun. It is very gratifying to see what a significant difference Outset can make with our contributions and to see the work produced by artists Outset has helped.
Picture by Jane Barlow
Leslie Hills, Outset Scotland Patron
The key to Outset is in the name. They are there at the outset of a project, able to support the realisation of an artist’s idea and watch it come to fruition.
Anna Robertson, Fine and Applied Art Section Leader, The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum
Outset Israel patrons @telavivmuseum, meeting with artist Tamir Zadok at his #exhibition ‘Art Undercover’, curator Noa Rosenberg at Outset supported project ‘Dog Dish’ by Zohar Gotesman, and a tour at ‘Twosome’, Louise Bourgeois show. #tamirzadok #zohargotesman #louisebourgeois #telavivmuseum #outsetart #arttour #israelimuseum #תמירצדוק #מוזיאוןתלאביבלאמנות #נועהרוזנברג #לואיזבורזואה #אאוטסט
Tour of The Line & Silver Sehnsucht with our Outset Patrons in East London featuring works by Antony Gormley, Gary Hume, Thomson & Craighead Richard Wilson and Sterling Ruby. Performance work by Rosana Antoli and Matterlurgy.
Premiere film screenings of previous Outset supported artists Nicole Wermers, Annika Kahrs & Ulla von Brandenburg. The evening was hosted by Outset Co-Founder Candida Gertler OBE. Thank you to Jürgen Vorrath, Luise Nagel and Annika Kahrs (supported by Outset Germany_Switzerland) for this event. •
#nicolewermers #produzentengaleriehamburg #ullavonbrandenburg #annikakahrs #instaart #artoftheday #frieze #frieze2017 #london #video #contemporaryart #art #friezeartfair. @annikakahrs @produzentengaleriehamburg @luisenagel @nicwermers
Party to celebrate the launch of @arebyte 's new space as part of the @studiomakersinitiative led by Outset. 👏 thanks to artist Richard Wentworth for his incredible exhibition in the new space and his poignant speech - fantastic evening hosted by @ballymore at London City Island •
#studiomakers #ballymore #arebyte #londoncityisland #london #contemporaryart #artoftheday #instaart #philanthropy #outsetart #studio #artist #sculpture #richardwentworth #frieze #frieze2017
Outset Israel patrons visited yesterday at "GomleiDATA" Group exhibition jointly curated by Bezalel’s Masters Program for Policy and Theory of the Arts students, at the Hansen House in Jerusalem. Here are works by Hila Amram, Ben Hagari and Inbal Hoffman.
The name of the exhibition, GomleiDATA, is a combination of two words: Gomlei – in Hebrew – someone who weans himself or others from something and Data – facts or information. Displayed in this exhibition are artworks dealing with the concept of an autarkic economy and actions as well as with autonomy of space.
The exhibition unites diverse outlooks of curating while maintaining individual voices emerging from a personal connection of each curator with the artists.
The concept of the exhibition was formed and curated in the frame of a course led by Nirith Nelson. #OutsetArt #outsetisrael #hansenhouse #Jerusalem #nirithnelson #hilaamram #benhagari #hilahoffman #GomleiDATA #בצלאל #ניריתנלסון #אאוטסט #אאוטסטישראל #סיוראמנות #אוצרות #אוצרת #הילהעמרם #בןהגרי #ענבלהופמן
'Diana Tamane's work "Blood Pressure (2016) stood out as an interesting and experimental approach to portraiture and capturing the memory and traces of her great-grandmother. The work references the history of conceptual photographic practice and the use of found images while at the same time tells a deeply personal story which was both amusing and engaging,' jury member Shoair Mavlian (Tate Modern) comments the artist's work #dianatamane #juryatwork #acquisition #shoairmavlian #outsetestonia
'Kristina Õllek's work "When You Have the Object itself in Front of Your Eyes" (2017) materializes the status of an art object in a variety of different media forms. In the contemporary world it is no longer set in stone that the physical object is the most obvious manifestation of a photographic representation. The fluidity of the photograph proposes further options of prototyping, animation, rendering, as printed matter or as a real object,' jury member Thomas Seelig (#FotomuseumWinterthur) comments the artist's work #kristinaollek #installation #photography #outsetestonia #acquisition #estonianphotographicartfair2017
Congratulations to Kristina Õllek and Diana Tamane, the recipients of the Outset Estonia - Estonian Photographic Art Fair Acquisition Fund! The jury members Shoair Mavlian (Tate Modern), Thomas Seelig (Fotomuseum Winterthur), Anu Allas (KUMU Art Museum) and Karin Laansoo (ECADC, Outset Estonia) discussed contemporary Estonian practice at length during the selection process and agreed on a series of criteria they felt were important, including originality and experimentation with the medium, quality or finish of the physical object, and recent new work. Photo by Hirohisa Koike #congratulations #milestone #acquisition #estonianphotographicartfair2017 #dianatamane #kristinaollek @shoairmavlian @tee64see #outsetestonia
Opening on October 5, YOSEF JOSEPH DADOUNE new project
“Sillons”, supported by Outset Israel at ESPACE RICHAUD, VERSAILLES.
As part of the "Night of Creation", an urban journey into contemporary art , the City of Versailles has honored the work of contemporary artist Joseph Dadoune, currently in residence on the territory of Versailles Grand Parc.
Joseph Dadoune will be the first contemporary artist to exhibit at Espace Richaud, former royal hospital. Curator: Isabelle Bourgeois. #YOSEFJOSEPHDADOUNE #OutsetArt #outsetIsrael #Versailles #sillons #israeliart #זוזףדדון #תערוכה #וורסאי #אמנותישראלית
THANK YOU ALL BIDDERS & BUYERS!
GREAT AUCTION RESULT: 450.000€ raised for the benefit of Contemporary Art in Germany and Switzerland by Outset Germany_Switzerland's Benefit Auction at PHILARA collection Düsseldorf
THANK YOU PHILLIPS, Privatbank Berlin, Art Düsseldorf for your most generous support.
#outsetgermanyswitzerland #charityauction #phillips #artsy #privatbankberlin #artduesseldorf2017 #henryhighley @henhigh #cheyennewestphal #philara #bettinaboehm #benefitauction
@studiomakersinitiative What a wonderful year we had in Clerkenwell. THANK YOU 🙏 to everyone - the artists, creatives, businesses and designers who had studios with us; the artists, visitors and guests of #arebytelaser; and finally to @outsetart, #studiomakers and #generalprojects who made it possible and let us give affordable spaces to great ppl in the heart of London ❤️ onto the next... 🚀👁👁 #clerkenwell #cya
Outset Germany_Switzerland Director, Bettina Böhm, talks about the benefit auction taking place in Düsseldorf tonight in cooperation with PHILLIPS to support Outset Germany_Switzerland projects. • View the article here: