Outset has been helping Israeli artists to realise their visions since 2008: we give strategic advice, we build communities of interest, we expand public audiences, we create circles of trust.

Outset Israel was founded in 2008 to strengthen contemporary visual art production in Israel and abroad by supporting new commissions from established and emerging Israeli artists and to further the donation of Israeli works to both international and Israeli public institutions. We are seeking to engage international art professionals with the growing talent pool of Israeli artists and to host international talent in Israel for an engaged artistic dialogue.

Under expert guidance, Outset’s directors, patrons and partners provide funds to respond to what artists and curators really need. Outset Israel’s patrons are closely involved with the supported art projects.

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.


A residency programme for international artists and curators who wish to come to Israel in order to produce new work, large scale exhibition or for research purposes. Bialik Residency was initiated in January 2013. Since then more than 50 artists and curators have been in residence, among them are Udo Kittelmann, Director and curator, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Ibrahim Mahama, artist, Ghana, Candice Breitz, artist, South Africa, Emily Wardill, artist, UK, Annette Messager, Artist, France, Peter Fischli,Artist, Switzerland, Daniel Silver, Artist, UK, Mitra Abbaspour, Associate Curator, Department of Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York and Ragnar Kjartansson, Artist, Iceland.

For more information please click here: Bialik Residency, 2013 onwards

Open Call

Outset Contemporary Art Fund Israel Open Call 2024 for supporting new artworks by Israeli artists is now closed.

* For further information please contact:


Mirav Katri


Nitzan Wolanski

Outset Bialik Residency & Development Director

Iris Ben Zour

Board Chairman

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