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 Netherlands was founded in 2012. 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.


Fredriksplein 14
Amsterdam 1017 XM
The Netherlands

Stephanie Schuitemaker

Carolyn H. Drake
Luise van Holk
Auke van den Hout
Marlof Maks

Our Focus

  • Professional development for artists and curators with a focus on facilitating their first institutional solo show
  • Productions of Dutch and international contemporary art
  • Exhibition and publication support worldwide
  • Institutional collecting worldwide
Outset is present in 8 countries. We collaborate to enable projects across the world. Giving our patrons and colleagues access to our international network.