England

Capital Patrons Circle

£12000 per year

How does it work?

Our Capital Patrons Circle makes a substantial contribution to ambitious projects in contemporary art. Your gift enables productions and their subsequent donation to public institutions, as well as funding initiatives in support of the creative infrastructure at large.

These projects include defining productions at international art shows such as the Venice and São Paulo biennials and Documenta. Your contribution also supports key initiatives including Studiomakers, our strategic private-public initiative contributing towards the provision of artist studios in partnership with The Mayor of London.

With every new project, you see it develop from the outset.

What does being a Patron unlock?
  • Behind the scenes encounters with artists, curators and professionals
  • Visits to major private collections
  • Director-led tours of emerging and leading institutions and galleries
  • Expert-led regional and international trips
  • Invitation to the biannual Outset Capital Production Circle briefings showcasing ambitious international productions at planning stage
  • Invitation to the annual Outset Artists Picnic in London
  • Invitation to the annual Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Party
  • Invitation to the curated Outset Frieze Programme
  • Encounters with the thinkers behind academic discourse
  • Roundtable dinner discussions with key international professionals including
    • Artists central to contemporary discourse
    • Curators shaping public collection strategies
    • Policy-makers deciding on infrastructure for creatives
    • Journalists commenting on contemporary culture
    • Early access to urban development sites and insight into capital planning around the creative industries
  • VIP passes to international art fairs, with challenging public programmes
  • Reports on the impact your support makes
Why does it matter?

Supporting new art.
Scaling impact.
Reaching audiences.
Creating values and legacy for the long term.
Ensuring the continuous reinvention of culture.

Professionals Circle

min. donation of £3000 per year

How does it work?

Our Outset Professionals are the next wave of entrepreneurial-minded philanthropists. Drawing on 15 years of pioneering solutions to support new art, we invite you to address the complex pressures facing the creative community in the UK today. Your portfolio of supported projects will focus on transformative art projects benefitting both urban and regional communities, artists’ and curators’ professional development, keynote publications, and Studiomakers, a private-public initiative led by Outset, in support of the Mayor of London’s mission to protect affordable space for artists and creative professionals for the long term.

Your 2018 Portfolio 

Outset Curatorial Fellowship at Cubitt Artists, London

fig-futures supported by Outset x Arts Council England x Art Fund, Exhibitions across the UK

Outset x Groundwork, A season of international art in Cornwall

Outset x Block Universe Commission, Performance Art Festival, London

Studiomakers, in support of the mission of the Mayor of London, Greater London

Publication of Taryn Simon: An Occupation of Loss

 

With every new project, you see it develop from the outset.

 

What does being a Patron unlock?

25 tailored events per year

  • Studio visits | Meet today’s most exciting artists in London and on our international trips
  • Project insights | Go behind the scenes to encounter the artists, curators and institutions and their processes first-hand
  • Collection visits | Enjoy Director-led access to some of the most thought-provoking exhibitions and important collections of our time
  • Outset Talks | Join the debate as we convene artists and curators to share their perspectives on vibrant agendas from the Outset x Arts Council England Symposium to panel discussions at the Outset x Gaia Art Foundation Hub, Somerset House
  • Studiomakers Tours | Become an insider on London’s changing property landscape and cultural development plans on tours exploring project spaces, studio blocks, architecture and history across Greater London led by Curator and Studio Provider Will Lunn

2 international trips per year

  • Join the adventure as we unlock some of the most fascinating cultural destinations and cultural hubs in the making
Why does it matter?

Supporting new art.
Scaling impact.
Reaching audiences.
Creating values and legacy for the long term.
Ensuring the continuous reinvention of culture.

Regional Patrons Circle

£3000 Corporate Regional Patron / £1500 Regional Patron / £750 Associate Patron per year

How does it work?

Our Regional Patrons Circle is a group of like-minded individuals whose gifts are pooled for collective impact. Your contribution enables institutional collecting, exhibition support and art projects that further the exchange between a regional and international visual arts discourse.

Together, you are supporting contemporary art in the South West region of England.

With every new project, you see it develop from the outset.

What does being a Patron unlock?
  • Behind the scenes encounters with artists, curators and professionals
  • Visits to private collections
  • Curator-led tours of emerging and leading institutions and galleries
  • Expert-led regional and international trips
  • Invitation to the Outset Annual General Meeting, showcasing the best of contemporary art at planning stage
  • Invitation to the annual Outset Artists Picnic in London
  • VIP passes to international art fairs, with challenging public programmes
  • Reports on the impact your support makes
Why does it matter?

Supporting new art.

Scaling impact.

Reaching audiences.

Creating values and legacy for the long term.

Ensuring the continuous reinvention of culture.