Outset Contemporary Art Fund is a philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting new art by bringing private funding from its patrons, partners and trustees to public museums and art projects. Since its inception in 2003 the foundation has supported a range of projects at leading visual arts institutions, from exhibitions, education and residency programmes to publications and capital campaigns. Outset has chapters in England, Germany, India, Israel, the Netherlands, Greece, Scotland and the United States.
Outset has a range of programmes, enabling supporters to direct their patronage to different areas of interest. Supporters attend curator-led gallery tours, studio visits, talks and international trips, allowing for a deeper understanding of the artists and organisations that work with Outset whilst forging lasting relationships within the international artistic community.
Presentation by Elpida Karaba at the First International Conference 'Critical Cartography of Art and Visuality in the Global Age' - On 26th and 27th April 2013, curator and art theorist Elpida Karaba will be presenting her paper 'Art of resistance: Archiving the crisis, claiming the future' with the support of Outset Greece during the First International Conference Critical Cartography of Art and Visuality in the Global Age. ... Read More
Lecture Series at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, supported by Outset Greece - On 4th, 11th and 18th April a lecture series supported by Outset Greece will take place at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, presented by Despoina Zeukili ... Read More
Massimiliano Gioni, director of the 55th Venice Biennale, presents his curatorial framework at the ICA, London - On 18th March Massimiliano Gioni, director of the 55th Venice Biennale, introduced the curatorial framework of this year’s international exhibition: 'The Encyclopedic Palace'. ... Read More
LAUNCH OF OUTSET SCOTLAND
Outset is delighted to announce the launch of Outset Scotland under the directorship of Kirstie Skinner.
Outset Scotland aims to bring private individuals and corporate partners together to support contemporary art activity in Scotland. It enables selected artists' commissions, exhibitions, and education programmes, and augments Scotland's public collections of contemporary art with gifted artworks.
Outset Scotland is proud to be supporting the inaugural commissions for the new space of the Collective Gallery in the former City Observatory on Calton Hill in Central Edingburgh: a series of three artists' audio works, entitled 'Observers' Walks', enabling listeners to re-experience this extraordinary location through the perspectives of others.