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
ART COLOGNE TALKS 2018,
15 Uhr auf der @artcolognefair
Fälschungen und Betrug, Korruption und Nebengeschäfte, Belästigung und Diskriminierung: Die Skandale im Kunstbetrieb häufen sich. Zwischen Kodex und Konsens, zwischen Verführung und Verbrechen: Welchem Wertesystem folgt der Kunstbetrieb heute – und wer wacht darüber? "Best Practise – Handlungsmodelle im Kunstbetrieb“ mit
den Talkgästen Daniela Berglehn, innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft, Bettina Böhm, Outset. Germany_Switzerland, Lutz Casper, LBBW-Sammlung, Patricia Kamp, Museum Frieder Burda I Salon Berlin. Mehr Infos unter artcologne.com@monopolmagazin @innogized #museumfriederburda #artcologne2018
Outset Israel patrons visited "Table Manners: A Feast of Visual Arts, Theater and Culinary" exhibition. Thank you curator Nirith Nelson for your thoughtful insights, and artists Avi Sabah and Hila Amram for explaining about your works and inspiration.
Culinary curator: @ronitvered , chief curators Dr. Sharon Aronson Lehavu and Dr. Sefy Hendler. This exhibition is based on the perception that radical avoidance of food on the one hand, and its excessive consumption on the other, are deviations from the middle way; the two meet up where fine taste ends. Excessive fullness is a lack of emptiness, and utter emptiness is an excess of lack (from the curator's text)
#food #foodexhibition #nirithnelson #hilaamram #avisabah #outsetisrael #outsetil #gallerytour #telaviv
A Conversation last night with #artist Pratchaya Phinthong at @ccatelaviv . Pratchaya is #outsetbialikresidency guest.Artist Pratchaya Phinthong (*1974, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand; lives and works in Bangkok) is visiting on the occasion of the group exhibition “KEDEM–KODEM–KADIMA” to which he is contributing a new, specially conceived piece. Pratchaya discussed his practice with Nicola Trezzi, focusing on previous projects he had conceived for Chisenhale Gallery in London, “The Ungovernables” New Museum Triennial in New York and dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel. He also talked about his contribution to “KEDEM–KODEM–KADIMA” Opening March 29. #PratchayaPhinthong
#nicolatrezzi #cca #kedemkodemkadima
Supported by Studiomakers, an initiative led by Outset - ‘Take the long bone home’ by Avner Ben Gal is opening next Friday, March 23, noon @Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv.Avner Ben Gal, ‘Fox’, 2018, Mixed media on canvas, 150×120 cm
#outsetart #studiomakers #studiomakerstelaviv #avnerbengal #telaviv
What will survive of us is LOVE. Private exhibition tour for @OutsetArt #patrons with son Uri Gershuni, at “What will survive- Moshe Gershuni, A year since His Death”.
Curators: Uri Gershuni, Aram Gershuni, Atar Eshel. Thank you @noemigivon #moshegershuni #urigershuni #גרשוני #משהגרשוני #אוריגרשוני #ארםגרשוני #עתרגרשוני #תערוכה #גלריהגבעון #נעמיגבעון #שנהלמותו #תערוכתמחווה.
Outset Germany_Switzerland is happy to announce the opening of Lena Henke’s show at Kunsthalle Zürich today. Here she is having fun with curator Daniel Baumann. @kunsthallezurich @anotherharddayattheoffice #lenahenke
Outset Greece supports State of Concept and artist Loukia Alavanou. Exhibition opens 2nd of March @ 19:00. The solo exhibition is an overview presentation of the artistic practice of Alavanou, entitled “Towards New Horizons” and is curated by iLiana Fokianaki #outsetart #stateofconceptathens #contemporaryart
What a view for #Outsetart Israel patrons, visiting the Ein Harod museum, special private exhibition view with #artists Uri Nir (Dam Butterfly-supported by Outset) and Tamar Getter (Heliotropion). Beautiful shows, beautiful museum.#urinir #tamargetter #einharodmuseum #gilboa #northisrael #artdaytrip
Good vibrations in Berlin Mitte: Judith Hopf’s permanent installation outside @kwinstitutefcontemporaryart. The commission is supported and donated by Outset Germany_Switzerland. #judithhopfKW #judithhopf #johnhejduk #dangraham #cafebravo