Supporting New Art


Outset Greece was established in 2012 in collaboration with Daskalopoulos Foundation, while Greece holds a unique position on a global scale. It is a real-life laboratory for studying high intensity political, financial, and social integration issues, covered extensively by


the global media. At the same time, there is a restless local artistic community, which responds to the new realities though contemporary art. Outset Greece provides the platform for this constructive dialogue to flourish between artists,



society and institutions. Projects supported include exhibitions, talks and debates, collaborative workshops and local community initiatives related to contemporary art. In Greece, Outset's sole patron is the Daskalopoulos Foundation.


Director, Outset Greece 

Elina Kountouri founded Outset Greece in 2012. She is a corporate affairs and strategy consultant, with a focus on culture and development. Her areas of expertise include issues management analysis, strategy and crisis communications, curatorial proposals development and management of international large-scale projects for multinational companies and NGOs. She developed the international public art installations 'Crossings' 


(2006-2009) for artist Kalliopi Lemos. Currently, she is the Director of the Daskalopoulos Foundation, founded by contemporary art collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos. She received an LL.B. from Queen Mary & Westfield College. She was a graduate student at U.C.L. and L.S.E., where she received an LL.M in Maritime Law and an M.Sc. in Political Theory. Elina lives and works in Athens.