Professionals Circle

min. donation of £3000 per year

Our Outset Professionals are the next wave of entrepreneurial-minded philanthropists. Drawing on 15 years of pioneering solutions to support new art, we invite you to address the complex pressures facing the creative community in the UK today. Your portfolio of supported projects will focus on transformative art projects benefitting both urban and regional communities, artists’ and curators’ professional development, keynote publications, and Studiomakers, a private-public initiative led by Outset, in support of the Mayor of London’s mission to protect affordable space for artists and creative professionals for the long term.

Your 2018 Portfolio 

Outset Curatorial Fellowship at Cubitt Artists, London

fig-futures supported by Outset x Arts Council England x Art Fund, Exhibitions across the UK

Outset x Groundwork, A season of international art in Cornwall

Outset x Block Universe Commission, Performance Art Festival, London

Studiomakers, in support of the mission of the Mayor of London, Greater London

Publication of Taryn Simon: An Occupation of Loss


With every new project, you see it develop from the outset.


What does being a Patron unlock?

25 tailored events per year

  • Studio visits | Meet today’s most exciting artists in London and on our international trips
  • Project insights | Go behind the scenes to encounter the artists, curators and institutions and their processes first-hand
  • Collection visits | Enjoy Director-led access to some of the most thought-provoking exhibitions and important collections of our time
  • Outset Talks | Join the debate as we convene artists and curators to share their perspectives on vibrant agendas from the Outset x Arts Council England Symposium to panel discussions at the Outset x Gaia Art Foundation Hub, Somerset House
  • Studiomakers Tours | Become an insider on London’s changing property landscape and cultural development plans on tours exploring project spaces, studio blocks, architecture and history across Greater London led by Curator and Studio Provider Will Lunn
  • 2 international trips per year

Find out more

For more information please contact Katharina Ottmann and Holly Hayward, Co-Chairs, Professionals Circle.,