Outset has been helping artists to realise their visions since 2003: we give strategic advice, we broker new relationships, we build communities of interest, we expand public audiences, we create circles of trust.

Outset Germany was founded in 2006 and extended its activities to Switzerland in 2017. Under expert guidance, Outset’s directors, patrons and partners provide funds to respond to what artists and curators really need.

Our ethos is best expressed through our name: be there at the outset. That’s why we can offer our supporters – both individuals and corporates – experiences, insights and opportunities they won’t find anywhere else.

Outset Germany_Switzerland’s corporate sponsors are Phillips Auction House, London and Talbot Runhof, Munich.


Auguststrasse 69
D-10117 Berlin

Phone +49 (0)30 81725741

Bettina Böhm M.A.

Katarina Schloesser
Programme Director

Benita Röver
Development and Programme Manager

Bernd Degner
Communications Manager


Jan Fischer
Ramin Salsali

Our Focus

  • Education and professional development for artists worldwide
  • Productions of German, Swiss and international contemporary art
  • Publication support in relation to a sponsored project by Outset Germany_Switzerland
  • Institutional collecting for international institutions
  • Supporting international public institutions through donations of contemporary art
Outset is present in 8 countries. We collaborate to enable projects across the world. Giving our patrons and colleagues access to our international network.