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 Greece was founded in 2012 as an independent philanthropic organisation supported by NEON to direct substantial funds to promote contemporary art in the current political and economic landscape in Greece. NEON was founded by contemporary art collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos and like Outset works to bring contemporary culture in Greece closer to everyone. Both organisations are committed to broaden the creation, understanding and appreciation of contemporary art in Greece, resting on the firm belief that this is a key tool for growth and development.

Under expert guidance, Outset’s directors 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.


Outset Contemporary Art Fund Greece invites artists and curators to submit grant applications.

Submissions open on 18 December 2019 and close on 27 February 2020 at 12:00 noon (GMT) in support of:

  • Local & international exhibitions and projects by Greek artists and curators
  • Education and professional development for Greek artists and curators

Six grants of €10,000 each will be awarded.

Valid grant applications should include:

  • Project description (max. 800 words)
  • Overall budget including other income sources
  • Project Timeline
  • Artist/Curator’s Bio (max. 200 words)
  • Organization’s legal status

The above documents should be submitted to Outset.Greece only via email at

Please read the Eligibility Criteria before applying.

The deadline for applications has now expired.

UPDATE: The results will be announced to all applicants by e-mail on 5 May 2020.

Please note that Outset.Greece does not evaluate grant applications received outside of its annual Grant Programme.


89, Amaroussiou Halandriou
Halandri 152 33

Tel.:+30 211 3007500

Elina Kountouri

Artemis Stamatiadi
Grants Coordinator

Artists , Curators , Institutions