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
Before official opening! #OutsetArt patrons recieved a private guided tour by head of program Dr. Dor Guez. Thank you Tamar for the welcoming and all graduates for being so open about your work. @bezalel.mfa @tamareres @dorguez May 24–June 9, 2018
Opening: May 24, 7–10pm
Tue-Thu 12noon - 10pm
60 Salame St. , 6 Abulafia St. Tel Aviv
Maayan Boni, Gil-li Cohen, Adi Dahan, Flora Deborah, Sivan Elirazi, Chaya Hazan, Olivia Hild, Lisa Grosskopf, Joanna Jones, Haviv Kaptzon Sivan Lavie, Eti Levi, Daniel Lewitt, Benjamin Mecz, Kineret Haya Max, Sivan Reuven, Yasha Rozov, Elena Rotenberg, Shelly Reich, Guy Bernard Reichmann, Lior Shachar, Omer Sheizaf Yoav Weinfeld
Join us for a Conversation with #artist Christian Jankowski, Outset Bialik residency guest,
Thursday, May 17, 7:00 pm @ccatelaviv.
Artist Christian Jankowski (*1968, Göttingen, Germany; lives and works in Berlin) is visiting on the occasion of the group exhibition “KEDEM–KODEM–KADIMA” to which he is contributing with two works, Visitors and Review, which he presented in “Heavy Weight History,” his solo exhibition at CCA Tel Aviv in 2014. His conversation with the institution’s founder Sergio Edelsztein will focus on collaborations, a central element in Jankowski’s practice, which often involves individuals from different fields and layers of society, from museum directors to street artists. They will discuss Manifesta 11 in Zurich, curated by Jankowski – the first artist to be invited as curator of the European Biennial of Contemporary Art – in 2016. Image: Christian Jankowski, Visitors, 2010. Neon, variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist and CCA Tel Aviv.
📸 @eyalagivayev #ChristianJankowski #outsetbialikresidency #outsetart #telaviv
Week 2/16 of #figfutures took place at @grundyartgallery Blackpool last week with @amystephens7 ‘s show ’something. anything. everything’, beautiful sculptural objects that respond so poetically to the space and Blackpool itself. Ending with a great talk by the artist, project manager yves.blais and curator #paulettebrien. @fig2london @aceagrams @artfund
Flashback. Last Gallery Weekend a DJ saved my life. Thank you @larseidinger for the set and thanks to everyone for bringing your dancing shoes. Thanks to our sponsors: Phillips, Talbot Runhof, BMW, and Nova Scotia Canada. Where: Kino International, Berlin, Germany. Photos: Claude Gerber. #outsetgermanyswitzerland #kinointernational #galleryweekendberlin @talbotrunhof @phillipsauction @visitnovascotia @bmwgroupculture
Double Opening tonight at @stateofconcept supported by Outset Greece
👉On the top floor Yota Ioannidou's solo exhibition, entitled “A Case of Perpetual No”, curated by iLiana Fokianaki. 👉At the basement the first solo exhibition of Scottish artist Rachel Maclean in Greece, entitled "New Worlds"Both exhibition will be on view until July 14th, 2018 | #dontmissout #athensPictured | Rachel Maclean, Still from The Lion and The Unicorn, 2012, Digital Video, 12mins. Commissioned by Edinburgh Printmakers for Year of Creative Scotland & Yota Ioannidou - Lecture-Performance (act.1), 2018, State of Concept. Photography by Elpida Belali
Outset Greece supports @radio_athenes with the inaugural event of “A Book Affair Temporärer Kunst-Buchladen" opening today in collaboration with the @goetheinstitut_athen
#ABookAffair is a 7 month project that includes lectures, installations, talks, performances, book presentations and sound art.
The first event is the launch of Giti Nourbakhsch’s #book ‘The Golden Jaguar with a Thin Red Stripe’ that will take place within the architectural intervention of architect Etienne Descloux who has transformed Radio Athènes (Petraki 15) for this project.
A Book Affair is part of @athens2018worldbookcapital and is supported by @outsetart Greece.
Morning visit to Basis Art School. Thank you artists Moran kliger
(Seven Primates) and Revital Lessick (Arrhythmia),Curator and gallery director Shlomit Breuer, Artistic director Yaakov Dorchin, head of culture center Yair Grabuz and school director Ali Ronen, for your time and showing us around. @basisartandculture #outsetart #outset_il #patronstour #artschool #בסיס #ביתבפרלאמנות
Last week saw kick off #figfutures, the @outsetart supported project that will see 16 projects shown across 16 weeks over 4 venues around the UK this year and next @fig2london . First at Blackpool’s @grundyartgallery for @allison.katz ‘s beautiful show, which completed with a tour and talk by Grundy curator #PauletteBrien and fig-futures project manager @yves.blais Huge thanks too to @artfund and @aceagrams and @fatosustek for all the support
Outset Estonia is happy to support the specially-commissioned performance ‘Inquiry & Investigation’ by musician Lolina and designer Johanna Ulfsak at Artists Space. Performance will take place on Tuesday, May 8th at 8pm. Entrance is free. This will be followed by a performance at Cafe Oto in London on May 12. [Image description: Flyer produced by the artists with details of the event superimposed over a square cut of fabric painted with the words ‘inquiry’ and ‘investigation’] #artistsspace #outsetart #outsetestonia #performance #commission #regram @johanna_ulfsak
#OutsetArt Israel director Iris Rywkind Ben Zour talked with MA and BA students at the Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Programs in the Arts
on how to apply to art foundations and project grants.
Thank you Prof. Assaf Pinkus, head of the programs ,the Art History Department, The Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts @telavivuni for your kind invitation. #outsettalk #outsetIsrael #אאוטסט #הרצאהאאוטסט #שיחהעלאמנות