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.
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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.
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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
The dies are cast: The Outset Germany_Switzerland donates Hamburger Kunsthalle 4 works financed by the "Germany_Switzerland Fund to Benefit a German Museum". At ART DÜSSELDORF the acquisition commission opted for two works by Sara Sizer as well as works by Hreinn Fridfinnsson and Tobias Zielony.
#thedieiscast #outsetartdusseldorffundtobenefitagermanmuseum#outsetart #HamburgerKunsthalle #TobiasZielony #KOW #Berlin#SaraSizer #CosarHMT #dusseldorf #hreinnfridfinnsson #meessendeclercqgallery #Brussels #artdusseldorf
Incredible performance by Kris Lemsalu & Kyp Malone at Harlem Parish as part of the #Estonianpavilion at #Performa17 #Biennial ⚡️ #krislemsalu #kypmalone #goingoing #collaboration #porcelainhands #newyork #highlight #outsetestonia
Thank you to @alikati for curating the colloquium last night, supported by Outset & Arts Council England. #CuratingRadicalFutures questioned what does the future hold & how to visualise and manifest 'radical futures' & 'alternative histories'. Participants: @larryachiampong @melanie.keen @drzzl @cairoc @yingdonnatan @jamesravinet @georgevasey @danielseankelly @yves.blais @tate
Excited for this Outset and Arts Council England supported event tonight Curating Radical Futures @tate !Guest participants: Larry Achiampong (Artist), Candida Gertler OBE (Co-Founding Director, Outset), Jesse Jones (Artist), Melanie Keen (Director, Iniva), and Adriel Luis (Curator, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center)Research curators: Cairo Clarke, James Ravinet, Ying Tan, Annie Jael Kwan, George Vasey
Date | Time: 8 November 2017, Wednesday | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Starr Cinema, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG. Please arrive via the Café Entrance.For more information visit https://curatingradicalfutures.comImage credit: Larry Achiampong - 'Relic 1', 4K Video 2017. Commissioned by PS/Y#curatingradicalfutures #acesupported @outsetart @tate
Such an amazing studio visit with Outset Estonia founding members to Matthew Day Jackson's studio. Heard about his upcoming projects and exhibitions #ousetestonia #outsetart #newyorktrip #studiovisit #matthewdayjackson
Last rehearsal is done -Estonian Pavilion at Performa '17 Biennial will kick off tonight with a premiere of "Ainult liikmetele (Members Only)" by Flo Kasearu. If you are in New York, there are still limited number of tickets for shows at 7, 7.30, and 8PM. You don't wanna miss it! #outsetestonia is so proud to #support the #estonianpavilion and welcome Outset members to NY! #performa17 #flokasearu #newyork #membersonly #tonight #itshappening 💥Photo by @kristinaollek http://bit.ly/2zfqQgK
Shaun Gladwell 1,000 Horses @telavivmuseum opened yesterday. Shaun was #outsetbialikresidency guest. So happy to take part in this beautiful project! Curator: Ruth Director. Assistant curator: Emily Rolfe. Artist assistant: Daisy Tyszkiewicz. With the support of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF), Sydney.Shaun Gladwell’s project references a historic event that took place one hundred years ago, connecting Israeli history to the history of Australia: The Battle of Beersheba of 31 October 1917, in which the 4th and 12th Australian Light Horse Brigades, fighting with the Allied Forces, defeated the forces of the Ottoman Empire. The outcome of this battle – the British rule of Palestine – was to affect political reality of the region for years to come. It is also considered the last important battle to actively involve mounted infantry.
#horses #Australia #soldiers #shuangladwell #outsetart #museum #israelimuseum #art #contemporaryart #niio. #שוןגלדוול #אאוטסטביאליקרזידנסי #אאוטסט #אאוטסטישראל #מוזיאוןתלאביס #רותידירקטור #סוס #אוסטרליה #מחלמה #קרבעלבארשבע #בארשבע #רוכב
You are invited to see some monstrous thing. A beast. A clown. A scene... A new work developed on the Outset Baker Street Residency!TONIGHT!
6.30pm - 9pm@eloisefornieles #outsetart #contemporaryart #artoftheday #instaart #london #eloisefornieles #performancr
Outset Israel patrons received private tour at Herzliya museum with artists Yair Barak (Hindsight) and
Dana Yoeli (Olympia); and wonderful insights by museum director and chief curator Aya Lurie. Also visited shows by Assaf Evron (54 Basel Street), Yael Burstein (Poles)
Osias Hofstatter (Two-Faced and Trans Erotic), Noa Gur (Ways Making Visible),
Hadas Ophrat (La Rotonda and I). #yairbarak #danayoeli #outsetart #patrons #museum #museumvisit #outsetisrael #יאירברק #דנהיואלי #איהלוריא #אסףעברון #יעלבורשטיין #הדסעפרת #גיאגולדשטיין
KAIROS by Anat Ben David brings together performers from the worlds of opera, performance art and experimental music. Here at #outsetbialikresidency rehearsing for the show at HaZira on Saturday October 28, 8:30pm #sound #performance #voice #anatbendavid #outsetart #studio #hazira #kairos @anatbendavid2002 @hazira_art #telaviv #telavivstudio