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 sponsor is Phillips Auction House, London.


Auguststrasse 69
D-10117 Berlin

Phone +49 (0)30 81725741

Bettina Böhm

Valeska Hageney
Patrons Relations and Programme Manager

Benita Röver
Development and Programme Manager

Bernd Degner
Communications Manager

Jan Fischer
Ramin Salsali

Our Focus

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