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.
Drawing on our network of experts, we 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 art 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 Kittlemann, 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 visited today the beautiful home of one of our dearest patrons, followed by a lecture by #curator Edna Moshenson. Right work by Lihi Turjeman.
#LihiTurjeman #outsetart #ednamoshenson #telaviv
Join Merike Estna and Keef Winter this Friday at 6pm for the opening performances of their duo show "On Becoming Fluid". The exhibition consists of series of new works installed site-specifically. The two artists' expanded practices intertwine between sculpture and painting #merikeestna @keefwinter #onbecomingfluid #HardwickGallery #savethedate
Inside #OutsetBialikResidency in #TelAviv. #Artist Gal Weinstein is working towards his show, representing #Israel at the 2017 Venice Biennale.#VeniceBiennale #residency #artistsresidency #outsetart #2017VeniceBiennale #studio #workinprogress #galweinstein
Happy Birthday to Studiomakers, the Outset led initiative that looks to secure more studios for artists is 1 today!
So far we've managed to deliver 50 affordable artist studio spaces in Clerkenwell, are in dialogue with multiple developers and local authorities about partnerships on new and existing developments across London, and are in partnership with Arts Council England and Mayor of London to build a vehicle that provides funds to purchase buildings that can be held as affordable creative workspace for the long term. Keep in touch with our progress https://studiomakers.com/ Studiomakers by Eddie Peake, 2016 • In partnership with Second Home, PLP Architecture, Create London, Bolton & Quinn.
#happybirthday #studiomakers #eddiepeake #studio for #artists in #London #comtemporaryart #art #artoftheday #philanthropy #initiative #mayoroflondon
We are excited to announce a collaboration with Curatorial Program for Research on an upcoming residency this fall. Join 8 selected candidates for a fully funded program and discover the contemporary art scenes in #Estonia, #Sweden, #Norway and #Denmark. #Deadline for applications is March 15. #apply #cpr2017 #cprbalticsea #OutsetEstonia #ecadc #curatorialpractice #fly #travel #research #whatareyouwaitingfor
#OutsetGreece | Goethe-Institut Athen in collaboration with @radio_athenes invites you to a conversation with Caroline Busta, editor-in-chief, and Anke Dyes, editor of @textezurkunst around the forthcoming TZK issue, titled “They are us”. Thursday, March 9th, 20.30 at the #Library of #Goethe Institut Athen • #contemporaryart #instaart #artoftheday #athens
Great background information in #diezeit on mechanisms of the art market and on the criteria museums and art institutions use when buying new art - Outset is proud to be a preferred partner of museums and curators.
Outset Germany_Switzerland is supported by PHILLIPS #phillipsauction #outsetgermanyswitzerland #outsetart #contemporaryart #museumludwig #yilmazdwiezior #averysinger #annikakahrs
Congrats to Annika Kahrs, one of the artists supported by Outset Germany_Switzerland in 2016: she received the renowned »VG Award«. Hamburg artist Annika Kahrs (born 1984 in Achim) convinced the international jury with her impressive video work »Sea-Pool« (2016) as well as three drawings (2015), she generated together with sailors in Bremerhaven. The #vgtipendium2017 #vgaward is endowed with a prize money of 60,000 CH.
OPENING: Friday, 10 March, 7pm at kestner gesellschaft Hannover - come and see!
Photo: Nguyen Phuong-Dan. Outset Germany_Switzerland is supported by PHILLIPS #phillipsauction #annikakahrs #vgstipendium #kestnergesellschaft #vg #hannoverstagram #hannover #contemporaryart #exhibition #ausstellung #stpendium #auszeichnung #congratulations
Rachel Maclean revealing some of her inspirations for her upcoming Scotland+Venice project. Heard it in Hawick first @alchemyfilm @scotlandvenice #outsetscotland delighted to be supporting the commission.
The Outset Family! So great to have Nitzan from our Israel office in London with Outset England today! From L-R Nitzan Wolanski, Holly Hayward, Marta Arenal, Yves Blais. 😊 Outset - where #imagination and impact connect to support new #art! 🌟 #WeAreFamily #London #TelAviv #England #Israel #philanthropy #contemporaryart #instaart #artoftheday #team
Morning at the Royal Academy with our Outset Patrons and the exceptional Graham Greenfield, Senior Lecturer at the Royal Academy. Thank you for the insightful tour of the current #exhibition '#Revolution: #Russian #Art 1917-1932. #painting #russianart #art #royalacademy #london #instaart #patron #outsetengland #philanthropy #artoftheday #modernart #patron #lecturer
We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Ren Hang who Outset Netherlands supported this year as part of the Outset Unseen Fund. His work is currently on display at Foam 3h until March 12th. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family. Image: Untitled (2016) Ren Hang / courtesy Stieglitz19 @renhangrenhang @foam_amsterdam #RenHang