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
'Intra-Structures – Monster of the Seven Lakes' curated by Jussi Koitela is opening tomorrow at #treignacprojet in France and features an #OutsetEstonia supported installation 'Much Later We Go For A Swim' by Laura Põld. Be sure to pay a visit when in the lovely town of Treignac!
#laurapõld #jussikoitela #sambasu #jaanalaakkonen #installation #ceramics #contemporaryart #instaart
Congratulations to #OutsetEstonia supported artist Marge Monko, who has been selected to create a new work for the collection of Videobrasil in Context during a 2-month residency in São Paulo, Brazil in 2018. The new work by @margemonko will be shown in São Paulo and Estonia.
#videobrasil #videobrasilincontext #associacaoculturalvideobrasil #margemonko #contemporaryart #artistsinresidence #lookingforwardtoit
#spiegel #29_2017 #Ulrikeknoefel #anneimhof #faust #goldenlion #susannepfeffer #venicebiennale2017 #contemporaryart #outsetart #outsetgermanyswitzerland I just cannot agree with the subtitle. This work was understandable from the outset. It mirrors the condition of our society, as good contemporary art always does. The incidents in Hamburg last weekend only shows: Anne Imhof has her finger on the pulse of time. She is able to translate the condition of our society in art which creates the strongest impact. #inapeacefulmanner
OUTSET Germany_Switzerland is delighted to announce a new collaboration with Julia Stoschek Collection and KW Institute for Contemporary Art: the ‘KW Production Series’. On the occasion of the 3 years cooperation between OUTSET Germany_Switzerland and KW Institute, Berlin, these series are a new commissioning project dedicated to artists’ moving image. KW will concentrate on two new productions per year starting with the artists Jamie Crewe and Beatrice Gibson. The project is inspired by KW’s founding principles, as a place of production and thinking, as well as a space for critical exchange and collaboration.
‘KW Production Series’ is produced by Mason Leaver-Yap, KW’s Associate Curator.
#outsetgermanyswitzerland #outsetart #juliastoschekcollection #kwinstitute #jamiecrewe #beatricegibson #bettinaboehm #juliastoschek #masonleaveryap
New work from Outset Estonia supported artist Kris Lemsalu titled Old Friends (2017) is included in the summer group show 'Steps to Aeration' at Tanya Leighton Gallery, curated by Sarah McCrory #krislemsalu #tanyaleighton #sarahmccrory #oldfriends #stepstoaeration #contemporaryart #berlin #installation #instaart #OutsetEstonia #outsetart #artoftheday #repost
Artbus designed by artist Charles Avery supported by Outset takes its first group of children to the Petach Tikva Museum of Art in an effort to make art and artistic experiences accessible to all. Read article here http://artdaily.com/news/97322/Blue-dotted-art-bus-designed-by-Charles-Avery-collects-children-in-Israel-for-museum-visit#.WWIAtDx4XYU#charlesavery #artist #petachtikva #contemporaryart #israel #artoftheday #contemporartart #instaart #outsetart
#OutsetArt is happy to support The ArtBus Project – A Community Outreach Project by @petach_tikva_museum_of_art
The museum has commissioned UK-based artist Charles Avery to create a unique ArtBus, which will serve as a travelling piece of art and will be used to transport children and their families to the Museum. The unique design of the bus draws from Avery's book “Onomatopoeia.” It includes a bold, abstract geometric pattern of aquamarine blue dots set against a white background, which will envelop and cover the entire bus. #artbus #petachtikvamuaeum #bus #charlesavery #communityartproject #petachtikva #droritgurarie