Providing bespoke funding solutions to support new art.
What we do
We are the only international, independent charitable organisation that pools donations from our partners and patron circles to support contemporary art.
We draw on our network of experts to identify what is most needed in the arts and respond with tailor-made and impactful philanthropy.
We offer unique and insightful experiences to our partners and patron circles at the heart of artistic creation connecting them to our wider global network.
We build strong alliances between the private sector and public institutions, enabling a perfect circle of support: from the production of art to its placement in a public collection.
We are dedicated to supporting projects that challenge thinking and further the artistic discourse to inspire new audiences.
In the face of increasing intolerance, it is the ‘long journey of generosity’ of organisations such as Outset that enable us to deliver ambitious and engaged programmes, deeply committed to the fundamental messages of the arts, which are experimentation, multiplicity, love and inclusiveness.
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, The Serpentine Galleries
The most significant support you can receive as an artist comes early. Outset do this with passion, commitment and trust. They show a belief in the process of creating art. It is extraordinary to find people who can share your vision and be in a position to allow new work to be realised both as advocates and be enabling financial support.
Outset is a renowned global network that has the profile to support the arts like few others and open doors to otherwise hidden treasures of art.
Daniel Klier, Outset Young Production Circle Patron. Group Head of Strategy, HSBC
Outset’s ongoing support for Cubitt’s Curatorial Fellowship has enabled the gallery to maintain its commitment to supporting and facilitating contemporary art at its most exciting, challenging and innovative best.
Image courtesy the artist
Morgan Quaintance, Curator
Outset is the finest philanthropy of its kind, offering its patrons the opportunity to engage with contemporary art at the raw, creative level, directly with artists, with immediate impact.
Scott Collins, Managing Director, Summit Partners, L.P., Outset Capital Circle Patron
Outset is simply outstanding: There is no other independent foundation spanning over eight countries empowering institutions and artists to collaborate. Outset puts no limit to the possibilities and embraces creativity with great courage. Outset is the life support for ambitious works of art.
Udo Kittelmann, Director, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Outset supporters become part of an international community of interesting like-minded people. I have been informed and stimulated but, and this is important to me, we also have a great deal of fun. It is very gratifying to see what a significant difference Outset can make with our contributions and to see the work produced by artists Outset has helped.
Picture by Jane Barlow
Leslie Hills, Outset Scotland Patron
The key to Outset is in the name. They are there at the outset of a project, able to support the realisation of an artist’s idea and watch it come to fruition.
Anna Robertson, Fine and Applied Art Section Leader, The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum
#OutsetEstonia supported artist Laura Põld's new work 'Wrapper' is included in the group exhibition at Masc Foundation, Vienna. The exhibition is part of the MUSAO 2017 art festival and will be open until September 30th. Be sure to step by when in town! Pictured: Laura Põld's installation together with Japanese artist Goro Murayama's work.
#laurapõld #goromurayama #MUSAO3017
#installation #contemporaryart #vienna
A break from our regularly scheduled sale coverage: this fall season we're excited to partner with some of the foremost organizations from around the globe. Working to commission and gift artworks to some of Germany’s best museum collections, @outsetart is bringing their art online with an exclusive online sale with @artsy. Now open for bidding, the online sale runs through 29 September and culminates in a live auction hosted by Phillips’ own Henry Highly. All proceeds will benefit Outset’s continued efforts to support Germany’s museums. Browse works by #WolfgangTillmans, #KeithHaring, #TerenceKoh, #AverySinger and #ThaomasScheibitz and register to bid today! For more information: http://outset.org.uk/supported-projects/germany-switzerland-auction/
Outset Bialik residency guest in September was curator Louis Grachos, executive director of The Contemporary Austin museum in Austin, Texas.
Grachos' stay is in collaboration with the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art and Keshet Award for Contemporary Art.
The Keshet Award aims to expand and extend the support of contemporary Israeli art through a significant dialogue between a promising Israeli artist (up to 45 years old) and a noteworthy international curator that will lead to a solo exhibition at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art every two years. Grachos is the Keshet Award’s first guest-curator.
First Winner of Keshet Award is Outset supported artist Guy Goldstein,and his solo show 'FREIGEDANK (Free Thinker)' now on view at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. 📷Nisim Tal #kesetaward #guygoldstein #herzeliyamuseum #LouisGrachos #contemporaryaustin #OutsetBialikResidency #OutsetArt @contemporaryatx #residency #curator. #גיאגולדשטיין #פרסקשת #מוזיאוןהרצליהלאמנות #אאוטסט #אאוטסטביאליקרזידנסי
DEPO Istanbul is hosting Dor Guez's first solo exhibition in Turkey titled The Sick Man of Europe: The Architect, as a neighbouring event of the 15th Istanbul Biennial. Outset Israel supported "The Sick Man of Europe:The Composer" that was shown at the Museum For Islamic Art, Jerusalem in January.
The Sick Man of Europe refers to a term from the end of the 19th century to describe the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Dor Guez was born to a Palestinian and Jewish-Tunisian family in Jerusalem. His work has been displayed in over 30 solo exhibitions worldwide,
Curator: Yael Messer. #OutsetArt #dorguez #Istanbul #outsetsuportedproject #yaelmesser #TheSickManofEurope: #Composer#דורגז #אאוטסט #איסטנבול #האישהחולהשלאירופה #יעלמסר
Final day in Stockholm with Outset Patrons visiting the studios of Anton Alvarez, Henning Hamilton, Alfred Boman and Jim Thorell. Starting the day with a private sneak peak at the new exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall with curator Theordor Ringborg and Director Magnus af Petersens. Special thank you to Stockholm based curator Oscar Carlson
'It Won't Be Long Now, Comrades!' is opening tonight at Framer Framed, with new work 'I (Don't) Want a Baby' by #OutsetEstonia supported artist @margemonko. The show will be on view until November 12th. Go and check it out! #itwontbelongnowcomrades #framerframed #margemonko #katiakrupennikova #ingalace #contemporaryart
Opening tonight @petach_tikva_museum_of_art - Oren Pinhassi large scale #installation 'Springs'. Oren, New York based artist worked for three months at #OutsetBialikResidency #studio in #telaviv. Outset patrons received a private preview tour yesterday. Thank you museum director and curator Drorit Gur Arie, Oren Pinhassi, curator Marie Shek, artist Tal Shochat and curator Meital Manor for talking to us.
#art #patrons #springs #towels @oren_pinhassi #orenpinhassi #petachtikvamuaeum #marieshek #מוזיאוןפתחתקווה #אאוטסט #אורןפנחסי #מרישק #סיוראמנות #אאוטסטישראל
Incredible 2nd day in #Stockholm with our patrons. Thank you to Tessa Praun from Magasin III for opening up for us! Thank you to Bo Nilsson from Atipelag for the tour of the Edmund de Waal exhibit, thank you to Johan af Klint for the talk on Hilma af Klint, thank you to curator Jo Widorf for the tour of Modern Museet collection and the Marie-Louise Ekman exhibition.
#MagasinIII #JamesTurrell #Artipelag #ModernaMuseet #HilmaAfKlint #MarieLouiseEkman #TonyOurlser #EdmunddeWaal
We are delighted to have partnered with Start-Up Nation Central and the Paul E. Singer Foundation to present A New Toolbox: Where Art and Technology Connect as part of the TLV in LDN Festival. Image credit: (c) Eyal Gever @startupnationhq @tlvinldn
Outset Israel director Iris Rywkind Ben Zour in conversation with Eyal de Leeuw, as part of The Norman Series, a cultural program at the luxury boutique hotel. Inspiring talk about art&philanthropy. #outset_il #philanthropy #art #OutsetArt #atytalk #שיחה #שיחהעלאמנות #איריסריבקינד #איילדהליאו #מלוןנורמן #תלאביב #מלוןבוטיק #תרבות #אאוטסטישראל