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.

Under expert guidance, Outset’s directors, patrons and partners provide funds to respond to what artists and curators really need.

Outset Greece was founded in 2012 as an independent philanthropic organisation. It has provided funds to 77 institutions and individuals for the implementation of exhibitions, performances, contemporary dance productions and residency programmes in Greece and abroad, strengthening and promoting the work of gifted Greek artists. A total of 867 artists, curators and other creators were enabled to present their work to the public through our support.

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 Greece is inviting artists, curators and institutions to submit grant applications.

Submissions are being accepted until August 29th in support of:

1. Exhibitions

Contemporary Art Exhibitions and projects held in Greece 

Contemporary Art Exhibitions and projects featuring work by Greek artists held abroad.

2. Annual Programming

The annual Contemporary Art programme of non-profit cultural organisations, arts bodies and institutions based in Greece.

3. Residencies

The participation of Greek visual artists in residency programmes abroad.

Please read application requirements and our terms and conditions by clicking selected category. Submit your grant proposals to Outset Greece at

Applications will be reviewed by the Advisory Board, Founding Patrons and directorate of Outset Greece.

The results will be announced to all applicants by e-mail on September 30th.


Athens, Greece

Artemis Stamatiadis

Artists , Curators , Institutions