Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Gaia Art Foundation have launched the Outset x Gaia Art Foundation Hub at Somerset House in October 2017. The multi-purpose space will provide a platform of exchange for artists, makers, thinkers and entrepreneurs at the crossroads of the newly opened Somerset House Studios and Makerversity communities. This new partnership sees both philanthropic organizations realising a new cultural hub and supporting the £1.8m capital campaign transforming former Inland Revenue offices into Somerset House Studios. The joint support is part of the Studiomakers initiative in partnership with The Mayor of London to secure affordable workspaces for creative professionals in London for the long term.
The unique shared social and event space will be programmed by Outset, Gaia Art Foundation and Somerset House to further the interdisciplinary dialogue and organic cross collaboration between Somerset House Studios artists and members of the entrepreneurial innovation platform Makerversity, and to share the process with a wider audience.