The Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection is a unique partnership between Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Frieze Art Fair and Tate. The fund is supported by the generosity of Outset, a charitable foundation focused on supporting new art, and enables Tate to buy important work by emerging artists at the fair for the national collection. Since its inception in 2003, 83 works by 54 significant international artists have been acquired. Each year Tate invites two international curators to work as part of the selection panel for the Fund.
'The Fund is organized and financed by Outset Contemporary Art Fund and enjoys support from Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts. The donors to Outset all have a particular interest in enabling Tate’s acquisition of emerging and contemporary art, and we are very grateful to all the participants for their generosity.'
Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate
Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, Directors, Frieze Art Fair
Candida Gertler, Director, Outset Contemporary Art Fund