31 January 2020

For the first time in 2020 an independent board of trustees determined the Outset Germany_Switzerland upcoming funding projects. We are delighted to have found a wonderful circle of jurors and say thank you to everyone involved for their time and brilliant minds.

In a successful meeting the jurors came to a decision for the following five projects, which will be supported in 2020:

1. Steffani Jemison + Justin Hicks, Mikrokosmos (One Giant Step in Dresden) and Mikrokosmos (One Giant Step in Marseille), Albertinum, Dresden

2. On the occasion of “Sculpture 21st”, Nevin Aladag, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg

3. Patricia L. Boyd, Kunstverein München

4. Dineo Seshee Bopape, Secession, Wien

5. Dora Budor, Kunsthaus Bregenz.

Click here for a detailed list of the 2020 projects.

15 January 2020

We are thrilled to announce the Outset Germany_Switzerland Benefit Auction: Club Dracula, St. Moritz, 23 January 2020 under the patronage of Rolf Sachs.

Outset is a unique organization, which enables artists to fulfill their visions, which allows many works, installations or performances to be literally born, which might otherwise never have come to exist. Hence Outset is clearly enriching our cultural world! Outset is distinct with their discreet, professional, engaging approach, to an otherwise often overhyped world.
My encounter with Bettina Böhm was pure joy and one could immediately feel the soul, passion and dedication she brings to Outset Germany_Switzerland. It s a great joy to welcome Outset to the spirited vaults of the Dracula Club!”

Quote by Rolf Sachs

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16 December 2019

For the first time in 2020, an independent board of trustees will determine the Outset Germany_Switzerland funding projects: International institutions were invited until 30 November 2019 to submit funding applications for collection purchases, production support or artist residency projects. In January 2020, the selection committee composed of curators and Outset Germany_Switzerland Patrons will meet and decide which projects Outset Germany_Switzerland 2020 will promote.

We are very glad that we were able to win the following members for the first board meeting of Outset Germany_Switzerland

Daniel Baumann, Director, Kunsthalle Zürich
Giovanni Carmine, Director, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Curator Art Basel Unlimited
Anna-Catharina Gebbers, curator, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Samuel Leuenberger, Director SALTS, Basel, & Curator Art Basel Parcours
Moritz Wesseler, Director, Fridericianum, Kassel

Moritz von Crailsheim
Jan Fischer
Sarah Haugeneder
Marcela von Kayser
Cynthia Phillips
Regine Thiess
Veronika Smetackova
Alice Trier

With this innovation, we would like to enable Outset Germany_Switzerland Patrons to actively participate in the selected projects as well as to exchange ideas with well-known curators. Therefore, curators are appointed for two years, while Patrons are one-year members of the board of trustees. This allows the greatest possible participation.

Watch this space for the announcement of the winners in February 2020!

Outset Germany_Switzerland

Outset has been helping artists to realise their visions since 2003: we give strategic advice, we broker new relationships, we build communities of interest, we expand public audiences, we create circles of trust.

Outset Germany was founded in 2006 and extended its activities to Switzerland in 2017. Under expert guidance, Outset’s directors, patrons and partners provide funds to respond to what artists and curators really need.

Our ethos is best expressed through our name: be there at the outset. That’s why we can offer our supporters – both individuals and corporates – experiences, insights and opportunities they won’t find anywhere else.

Outset Germany_Switzerland’s corporate sponsors are Phillips Auction House, London, WestendArtBank, Frankfurt and Talbot Runhof, Munich.

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Bettina Böhm M.A.
Executive Director

Bettina Klein (on maternity leave 2020)
Development & Programme Director

Elena Schlöndorff
Programme & Marketing Director



Jan Fischer
Ramin Salsali