Student Circle


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

Find out more

To find out more, please contact Outset Scotland Director, Dr Kirstie Skinner

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.