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
Outset Israel patrons spent a lovely Friday morning with artist Uri Nir, to talk about his new exhibition ‘Dam Butterfly’ at Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, supported by Outset.
Dam Butterfly is set up in the space of the Mishkan Museum of Art like a beaded necklace. Films (Dam Butterfly and Macoal) are screened at its edges, and in between them are series of sculptures. #urinir #butterfly #outsetart #outset_il #artpresantation #telaviv #ainharodmuseum
Congratulations to curator Nico Anklam and #OutsetEstonia supported artist Paul Kuimet who will open an exhibition with Nina Schuiki titled ‘Space Coordinates’ at WNTRP Project Space in #Berlin on January 11 from 5-8pm!#photography #sculpture #paulkuimet #ninaschuiki #contemporaryart #gallery #opening #untitledtransparencies #cprtallinn#Repost @nicoanklam ・・・
Great things happened during my time with the Curatorial Program for Research in Estonia and Finland two years ago – like meeting a fantastic artist called Paul Kuimet. The happier I am to curate an exhibition with him and Nina Schuiki called Space Coordinates that opens this Thursday in Berlin at #wntrp. Here is part of his new slide series called „untitled (transparencies)“ on blinded windows in Estonia - but really on the photographic image and its apparatuses as such.
Outset patrons met this morning at Maya Attoun’ studio to celebrate the bicentennial of Frankenstein, and Outset support at her upcoming exhibition at The Jewish Museum, London in October. Curator:Tali Ben Nun.Maya Attoun is a multidisciplinary artist whose works commonly comprise a wide variety of mediums. While drawing is at the heart of her work, Attoun’s installations may be compared to all-encompassing collages created with ‘cutouts’ gathered from reality as well as from her own personal world of imagery.
#Frankenstein #mayaattoun #london #meryshelley #jewishmuseum #outset_il #studiovisit #drawings #מאיהאטון #2018 #1818
#Repost @irisrywkind Looking forward a great 2018!
Outset Israel supporters met Nicola Trezzi, director and chief curator of the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv.
Trezzi introduced them to Naama Tsabar’s newest large-scale installation “Melody of Certain Damage” which will be presented at the center, curated by Chen Tamir and supported by @outsetart
Naama Tsabar creates sensually driven installations, performances, and sculptures that evoke questions of power and bravado found in musical and social environments. The works investigate the underlying themes of intimacy, performativity, sexuality and excess with a Minimalist aesthetic.
Throughout her practice, Tsabar repeatedly returns to the iconic act of breaking the guitar. In her newest large-scale installation, a “sea” of broken guitars will be scattered throughout the gallery. Strings will be reattached to the musical “debris” in an unconventional way, creating a new, functional, site-specific instrument – a phoenix rising from the wreckage.
Tsabar’s striking floor-bound installation imposes a new configuration between instrument and body. Musicians will need to lay on the floor next to the pieces, or find other positions with which to interact with the instrument/installation. Such a choreography generates a vulnerability within the audience member/performer and a new kind of intimacy between the instrument and its activator. The installation would open daily during the run of the exhibition, during which viewers can activate the work themselves. In addition, other female identifying and gender non conforming musicians,dancers/choreographers, and other experimental performers will be commissioned to compose new performances specifically for this installation. The result would be various choreographies of movements as well as musical compositions performed within this unique sonic “field.” @ccatelaviv #naamatsabar. #נעמהצבר #המרכזלאמנותעכשווית #ניקולהטרצי #גיטרה #עבודתסאונד @naamatsabar
It was great falling into the rabbit hole of Nivi Alroy’ studio! Outset Israel will support Nivi’s new project “2150” at The Herzliya Museum. Thank you @nivialroy and museum director and chief curator @ayalurie_herzliyamuseum for the talk. #museum #outsetart #outset_il #telavivstudio #nivialroy #drawing #mammoth #endoftheworld #map #secretmap #israeliartist #telaviv #science #ניביאלרואי #אמנותישראלית #ביקורסטודיו #מוזיאוןהרצליה #ממותה #סוףהעולם #רישומים
Outset Germany_Switzerland in the press: Art Column in BUNTE magazine by art consultant Mon Müllerschön on Outset's General Annual Meeting @ Museum Brandhorst and fundraising for the arts.#outsetgermanyswitzerland #monmuellerschoen #monmüllerschön #museumbrandhorst #fundraising #privatecollection #bettinaboehm #kirstenschrick #susigelb #weihnachtsmann #santaclaus #christmas #seasonsgreetings #happyholidays #passionforart #passionforarts
#phillips #auctioneer is going to #support #outsetgermanyswitzerland for the #3rdTimeInARow #philanthropy #meets #sponsorship#ThePerfectCollaboration We are as #proud as #gratful That helps us to help #PublicInstitutions #museums #contemporaryart #outsetart#happy2018 like a #christmaspresent
An interview with Iris Rywkind Ben Zour, Outset Israel director, was just published @artpremium #magazine, winter 2018 edition, with works by Outset supported artists Nevet Yitzhak, Tzibi Geva, Dor Guez, and Outset Bialik Residency guest Ibrahim Mahama. Thanks📷 @nuritzalsman #outserart #outset_il #israel #artinisrael #אמנותישראלית #אאוטסט #ארטפרמיום
10 February - 15 April 2018
Outset Germany_Switzerland proudly presentsJudith Hopf
Stepping StairsImage: Judith Hopf, Untitled (LaptopMan2), 2010, Installation view Frac Île de France Le Plateau, ParisThe exhibition is kindly supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Stiftung Kunstfonds. The permanent commission is supported and donated by OUTSET Germany_Switzerland.#outsetgermanyswitzerland #judithhopf #kunstwerkeberlin #laptopman #steppingstairs #frac #leplateau #artinparis #berlin #auguststrasse
Outset_GermanySwitzerland looks back to a most successful year, which is why we partied with Katia Baudin, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Dirk Luckow, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Krist Gruijthuijsen, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Gabi Ngcobo, Berlin Biennale , Bernhart Schwenk, Pinakothek der Moderne, Mirjam Varadinis Manifesta Biennial and many more.#OutsetGermanySwitzerland #greatyear2017 #KatiaBaudin #KunstmuseenKrefeld #DirkLuckow #Deichtorhallen #KristGruijthuijsen #KWInstituteforContemporaryArt #kunstwerke #GabiNgcobo #BerlinBiennale #BernhartSchwenk #PinakothekderModerne #MirjamVaradinis #ManifestaBiennial #gabiczoeppan #focusmagazine