Scotland

Student Circle

£250

How does it work?

With Outset Scotland’s help, our Student Patrons select a project they will support with their own funds, thereby creating a compelling new model for the future of philanthropy, and enhancing their own professional development at the same time.

What does being a Patron unlock?

Alongside mentoring from Outset Scotland, student patrons benefit from a bespoke programme of gallery and studio visits and workshops with arts professionals, gaining demonstrable experience of:

  • Charitable giving
  • Directed teamwork, decision making and evaluating
  • Allocating sizeable funds
  • Expanded awareness of contemporary art and its value
  • Direct engagement with artists
  • Access to new art worlds, within Scotland and globally, through Outset’s international network
  • Networking with arts professionals
  • Insight into cultural management (including programming, budgeting and fundraising)
  • Contact with experienced patrons of the arts
Why does it matter?

Supporting new art.
Investing in artists and infrastructure
Reaching audiences.
Creating values and legacy for the long term.
Ensuring the continuous reinvention of culture.

Associate Circle

£1000

How does it work?

Associate Patrons are dedicated supporters of Outset Scotland whose regular donations form an important contribution to our charitable activities.

Associate Patrons’ donations enable us to support the most adventurous contemporary art projects of our time. The committed interest and engagement of our Associates is greatly valued by Scotland’s contemporary art community.

What does being a Patron unlock?
  • Impact: Outset’s ability to tap into art-world expertise and intelligence, and our dedication to funding projects at a formative stage, ensures the greatest possible value and impact for our supporters’ funds.
  • Insight: Creative professionals and artists appreciate the enthusiasm and dedication of Outset Scotland supporters, and are generous in sharing their processes and aspirations with us.
  • Internationalism: Associate Patrons are invited to attend select international trips annually, often in the company of fellow Outset supporters from around the world.
  • Engagement: At home, our bespoke supporters’ programme is diverse, welcoming and dynamic. Supporters encounter all that is spirited and original – with private visits to artists’ studios and galleries, curator-led exhibition tours, performance and discussion events, visits to public and private collections, trips around Scotland and convivial conversations with creative professionals over dinner.
Why does it matter?

Supporting new art.
Investing in artists and infrastructure.
Reaching audiences.
Creating values and legacy for the long term.
Ensuring the continuous reinvention of culture.

Core Circle

£3000

How does it work?

Core Patrons make a significant contribution to Outset Scotland’s funds annually, and are vital supporters of our charitable activities.

Core Patrons’ donations enable us to support the most adventurous contemporary art projects of our time, and ensure that public art collections in Scotland continue to thrive. The committed interest and engagement of our Core Patrons is greatly valued by Scotland’s contemporary art community.

What does being a Patron unlock?
  • Impact: Outset’s ability to tap into art-world expertise and intelligence, and our dedication to funding projects at a formative stage, ensures the greatest possible value and impact for our supporters’ funds.
  • Insight: Creative professionals and artists appreciate the enthusiasm and dedication of Outset Scotland supporters, and are generous in sharing their processes and aspirations with us.
  • Influence: At an annual gathering of higher level supporters, you will be consulted on Outset Scotland’s priorities for the year and you will meet the artistic teams behind a select shortlist of projects being considered for Outset Scotland support.
  • Internationalism: Core Patrons are invited to attend several international trips annually, often in the company of fellow Outset supporters from around the world.
  • Engagement: At home, our bespoke supporters’ programme is diverse, welcoming and dynamic. Supporters encounter all that is spirited and original – with private visits to artists’ studios and galleries, curator-led exhibition tours, performance and discussion events, visits to public and private collections, trips around Scotland and convivial conversations with creative professionals over dinner.
Why does it matter?

Supporting new art.
Investing in artists and infrastructure.
Reaching audiences.
Creating values and legacy for the long term.
Ensuring the continuous reinvention of culture.

Foundation Circle

£7500

How does it work?

Foundation Patrons make an indispensable contribution to Outset Scotland, forming a bedrock of support for our charitable activities.

Foundation Patrons are at the core of everything we do, giving us the resilience to develop new initiatives, and to be responsive and imaginative in our portfolio of giving.

What does being a Patron unlock?
  • Impact: Outset’s ability to tap into art-world expertise and intelligence, and our dedication to funding projects at a formative stage, ensures the greatest possible value and impact for our supporters’ funds.
  • Insight: Creative professionals and artists appreciate the enthusiasm and dedication of Outset Scotland supporters, and are generous in sharing their processes and aspirations with us.
  • Influence: At an annual gathering of higher level supporters, you will be consulted on Outset Scotland’s priorities for the year and you will meet the artistic teams behind a select shortlist of projects being considered for Outset Scotland support.
  • Internationalism: Foundation Patrons are invited to attend several international trips annually, often in the company of fellow Outset supporters from around the world.
  • Engagement: At home, our bespoke supporters’ programme is diverse, welcoming and dynamic. Supporters encounter all that is spirited and original – with private visits to artists’ studios and galleries, curator-led exhibition tours, performance and discussion events, visits to public and private collections, trips around Scotland and convivial conversations with creative professionals over dinner.
Why does it matter?

Supporting new art.
Investing in artists and infrastructure.
Reaching audiences.
Creating values and legacy for the long term.
Ensuring the continuous reinvention of culture.