Foundation Circle


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.

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Thank you

Outset Scotland is very grateful to all its generous supporters, past and present. Their dedication and commitment is what makes our work possible.