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
Shh! Super secret @outsetart view of ‘Michael Jackson On The Wall’, mid hang, led by NPG director @nicholascullinan
Keeping the secrets of this landmark show, but not one to miss this summer - opening next week!
Please join us for a special one night event ‘Solar Bodies’ at the Orsay Museum on June 21st featuring Daiga Grantina, Pakui Hardware and Young Girl Reading Group. Norman Orro’s graphic design is supported by Outset Estonia.
#museedorsay #orsay #repost #collectifdiametre #diametre #solarbodies #solstice #red #daigagrantina #pakuihardware #younggirlreadinggroup #normanorro #outsetart #outsetevent #contemporaryart #cosmicballroom #outsetestonia #paris
Meeting with artist Anna Lann from PENTHOUSS for some great sounds and visual. @annalannofficial @jonathan_trichter #telaviv #studiovisit #outsetart #תלאביב #ביקורסטודיו #פנטהאוס #אנהלן #יונתןטריכטר #אמנותסאונד
. 🇩🇪In Zusammenarbeit mit der @juliastoschekcollection und @outsetgermany widmet sich das neue Projekt “KW Production Series” anhand zweier künstlerischer Neuproduktionen pro Jahr dem künstlerischen Bewegtbild.
Die “KW Production Series” setzen sich zum Ziel, ausgewählte KünstlerInnen zu unterstützen, deren Arbeit und Karriere sich vor einem wegweisenden Durchbruch befinden und die nicht nur von der finanziellen Unterstützung und dem institutionellen Renommee profitieren, sondern dieses Format auch nutzen, um den Tiefe- und Schärfegrad ihrer künstlerischen Arbeit maßgeblich und nachhaltig zu modifizieren.
KW Production Series: Beatrice Gibson und Jamie Crewe
Laufzeit: 27. September – 25. November 18
Eröffnung: 26. September 18, 19 Uhr, JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION, Berlin
🇬🇧“KW Production Series” is a new commissioning project, organized in collaboration with the @juliastoschekcollection and @outsetgermany , which is dedicated to artists’ moving-image works and concentrates on two new productions per year.
Within this ongoing series, KW seeks to identify and serve artists who are at a pivotal moment in their work and career—those who will benefit not only from the financial support and institutional visibility this opportunity provides, but also those who will be able to use KW Production Series to significantly contribute towards the depth and rigor of their artistic practice.
KW Production Series: Beatrice Gibson and Jamie Crewe
Duration: 27 September – 25 November 18
Opening: 26 September 18, 7 p.m. JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION, Berlin
📸 Courtesy of the artist #juliastoschekcollection #jsc #kwberlincontemporaryart #kwberlin #outsetgermanyswitzerland #productionseries
"Slavs and Tatars: Made in Dschermany" at Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau @albertinum.dresden
The largest exhibition to date of Slavs and Tatars' work in Germany, Made in Dschermany extends the artists’ robust practice into German orientalism, philology and the country’s relationship with Islam, through the perspective of four letters: DSCH.
#OutsetGermanySwitzerland is happy to support the show.
#slavsandtatars #madeindschermany #lipsiusbau #albertinumdresden
Outset Germany_Switzerland is proud do have supported the production of the series ILLUSIONS (2016–ongoing) by artist Grada Kilomba for the 10th Berlin Biennale. In this artwork Kilomba combines Greek myths with video, text, and storytelling, in order to explore symbolism and allegory as carriers of oppression. Explore her work at KW Institute for Contemporary Art from Friday, Jun 8 on.
#outsetgermanyswitzerland #berlinbiennale #gradakilomba #wedontneedanotherhero @grada.kilomba @kwinstitutefcontemporaryart @berlinbiennale
Artist Ya’ara Zach has been working at #OutsetArt #Studiomakers in #TelAviv in the past few months towards her solo show ‘Unreasonable Doubt’ at the @petach_tikva_museum_of_art (Curator: Hadas Maor), and her new installation for the 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Artists. Both shows will be opening this weekend. Also opening at @petach_tikva_museum_of_art is Tatiana Trouve’ solo show. Tatiana is #outsetbialikresidency guest. #tatianatroube #petachtikvamuseum #taarazach #hadasmaor
Huge congratulations to Outset-supported artist Kris Lemsalu who will represent Estonia in the Venice Biennale 2019!! Her project “Funtain” will take place on Giudecca island. #krislemsalu #venicebiennale2019 #funtain #ccaestonia #temnikovakaselagallery #koppeastner Photo by @eleriever
Outset Germany_Switzerland is happy to have supported and donated the commission for the facade in KW’s courtyard by Judith Hopf. Take a part of it home with this 4 piece edition available at @kwinstitutefcontemporaryart.
Judith Hopf, Stepping Stairs, 2018. Edition of 100.
To get the edition go to www.kw-berlin.de/en/visit/editions. #outsetgermanyswitzerland #judithhopf #artedition #johnhejduk