Outset Contemporary Art Fund Israel is inviting artists and curators to submit an application for a new body of work to be presented for the first time during 2021.


Applications in all mediums are welcome including painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, performance, multidisciplinary. The application is open for Israeli artists, for an exhibition locally or internationally, in a public nonprofit art space, solo or group exhibition, opening between February to December 2021.

Grants vary between 10,000-40,000 Shekels (including VAT)


Applications must be completed by October 15,
2020 midnight

Please fill in the entry form and upload ONE PDF including:


  1. Artist's Bio (limit 200 words) - Provide a brief bio highlighting career accomplishments including education, awards, residencies, exhibitions, publications, etc.

  2. Project abstract (limit 200 words) of the planned project, including venue, curator and confirmed dates

  3. Project description (limit 500 words)

  4. Up to 5 images of planned project (sketches etc.)

  5. Up to 5 images of previous works (including titles)

  6. Overall budget including other income sources

  7. Curator's bio (limit 200 words)

  8. An official invitation letter from the museum/art center

  9. The PDF should be titled by the artist's first and last name  

!Please notice


Due to the COVID-19 situation, applications for exhibitions with tentative dates will be accepted this year.

  • For further information please contact: outset.opencall@gmail.com

  • Applicants will be notified of selection by November 30, 2020

  • Partial and or late application will not be accepted.

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