Patron of Art Edition 2010 Elizabeth I - United Kingdom
Candida Gertler & Yana Pee
Outset Contemporary Art Fund
In recognition of their foundation of the Outset Contemporary Art Fund, the Montblanc Cultural Foundation awarded Candida Gertler & Yana Peel with the British Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award in London on 30 June 2010.
The success of the Outset Contemporary Art Fund, a philanthropic organisation dedicated to supporting new art, is attributed to the contribution made by the two outstanding young founders Gertler and Peel. The award also coincided with the opening night of Bold Tendancies IV; a new group show, representing emerging sculptors and artists, supported by the Hannah Barry Gallery.
Candida Gertler and Yana Peel founded the Outset Contemporary Art Fund in 2003, as a philanthropic organisation dedicated to supporting new art. The charitable foundation focuses on bringing private funding from its supporters and trustees to public museums, galleries, and art projects. Addressing the need for flexible, early-stage funding within the public arena, Outset enables ambitious non-commercial ventures and acquisitions to be made.
In the six years since its foundation, the Outset Group has become an important player on the UK art scene, noted for its energy and intelligence, qualities that flow directly from its two founders.