2009 saw the inauguration of the Outset Acquisition Fund for the Royal College of Art. The annual fund of £10,000, to be spent on purchasing works from graduating students and on a student award, is the first of its kind for the Royal College Collection. Every year, one student selected by a committee is awarded a 12-month studio space at Studio Voltaire, one of London’s leading independent galleries. Outset has committed to the fund for three years.?
Professor David Rayson, Head of Painting, said: “The support from Outset Contemporary Art Fund will enable the College to purchase an exciting selection of work. With each consecutive year the College Collection will grow from strength to strength, continuing to gain in its importance as an invaluable resource for the College, future students and external exhibitions.”