Supporting New Art


Outset Netherlands was founded in 2012 by Gwen Neumann. At a crucial moment for arts funding in the country Outset NL seeks to engage patrons in supporting public museums, galleries and projects. 
The organisation will focus on the production of new works of art and their subsequent donation to public collections; institutional acquisitions,


exhibition programmes and publications. The organisation seeks to engage with artists at a pivotal moment in their career, working with them to realize ambitious projects within the public realm. Patrons of Outset NL seek a deeper understanding of the artists and organisations the Fund works with whilst playing an active role in strengthening 



the international landscape of contemporary art. Patrons are invited to attend an extensive programme of events that include curator-led tours of exhibitions, studio visits and international trips with leading art professionals in conjunction with our partners.


Director Outset Netherlands 

Gwen Neumann joined Outset in 2009. She has a BA in International Hospitality Management from The Hague hotel school, following which she had a career in international hospitality, specialising in conferences and events throughout Europe. From 2006 - 2009 she was patrons manager for Mousetrap Theatre Projects in London where she developed her love of philanthropy and the arts. 


In 2009, having moved to Munich, Gwen became co-director of Outset Germany where she was instrumental in developing the organisation, overseeing the partnership with Le Meridien and the Outset / Le Meridien panel series. In 2011 Gwen moved back to Amsterdam after 20 years of living abroad. Gwen launched Outset Netherlands in March 2012.