Outset Contemporary Art Fund
Outset Contemporary Art Fund was founded in 2003 by Candida Gertler and Yana Peel 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. The fund uses its independent platform to give new audiences proximity to the visual arts, building long-lasting relationships within the international artistic community. Addressing the need for flexible, early-stage funding within the public arena, Outset enables ambitious non-commercial ventures and acquisitions. Since its inception, the fund has supported most of London’s leading visual arts institutions with capital campaign, education, outreach and programming needs and donated nearly one hundred works of challenging contemporary art to public institutions across Britain and abroad. Outset’s patrons have a great interest in supporting Tate’s acquisition of international contemporary art. In 2010 Outset was awarded the British Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award.
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts
Le Méridien, the Paris-born hotel brand currently represented by 101 properties in 44 countries, has since 2005 benefited from a brand re-launch aimed at attracting guests with a creative mind. Le Méridien has transformed the guest experience with a series of unique and interactive guest touch points shaped by a full-time Cultural Curator – French arts-provocateur Jérôme Sans. By offering a curated approach to the arts Le Méridien aims to stimulate curiosity and dialogue amongst our creative guests – providing a new perspective on the hotel experience. For more information, please visit http://www.lemeridien.com/.