Corporate Partners and Foundations

Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Prize, 2018

Outset Contemporary Art Fund has launched a three-year partnership with Tiffany & Co., which will make seven rent-free studios in London available to outstanding MA Fine Art graduates from the capital’s finest art colleges.

For the 2018 edition, the seven prize-winning art school graduates – James Fuller, Mark Corfield-Moore, Miriam Naeh, Neung Wi Kim, Roy Efrat, Sofia Mitsola and Yasmine Robinson – showcase their works with an exhibit unveiled on the 26 September 2018 at Tiffany’s new concept store in Covent Garden. During the three-week installation, visitors can view the visionary works by the winning MA Fine Art graduates, spanning an exciting variety of mediums from print and textiles to sculpture and jewellery design.

The seven winners were selected from world-renowned art schools (the Royal Academy, the Royal College of Art, Chelsea College of Arts, Slade School of Fine Art, Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths University) by an expert panel of judges comprised of Justine Simons (deputy mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries), Richard Moore (divisional vice president – store design & creative visual merchandising, Tiffany & Co.), Jenni Lomax (former director of Camden Arts Centre) and Aaron Angell (artist).

The Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Prize provides a 12-month rent-free studio space to seven graduates from London’s premier art schools, affording them the opportunity to refine their practice. The project is part of the strategic private-public partnership – Studiomakers – to sustain the flow of ideas and talent in London through securing accessibility to creative workspaces.

Tiffany’s legacy with the arts dates back to its founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany, an original trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his son Louis Comfort Tiffany, a pioneering designer and jeweller of the American Art Nouveau movement. Tiffany continues its commitment to arts and culture with the recent support of the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition at the Tate Modern in December 2016 and a long-term sponsorship of the Whitney Museum of American Art biennials in New York City in 2017, 2019 and 2021

The birth of ideas is such a fragile moment, it can burst and become life changing as easily as it can die and be unheard. I truly believe that Outset has such an important responsibility as London is one of the great centres of creativity and it is our honour to be able to support artists and designers in making studio spaces available to them.

Design Director of Tiffany & Co., Francesca Amfitheatrof

Thanks to our partnership with Outset, we have been able to identify and address a real and growing issue being experienced by young artists in London. With the creation of the Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers prize, by 2019, we will have funded 21 young artists with a workspace for a year to begin their careers; an accomplishment we are extremely proud of.

Barratt West, Vice President, Managing Director, Tiffany & Co., UK