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Julian Charrière,Towards No Earthly Pole – Vostok, 2019, Copyright the artist; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany

LEAP ventures into a new era of expert-led philanthropic commitment. We exist to help public art institutions commission, produce and present ambitious new artworks and exhibitions. Led by an independent Advisory Board of international museum directors and curators, we foster dialogue between visionary artists and forward-thinking institutions – and by bridging the gaps in their budgets, we give them the freedom and the resources to develop extraordinary new work and share it with the world. We leap to renew artistic opportunity today and share adventure at the beat of art tomorrow.

The LEAP Open Call is now accepting applications through 31st January 2023.

'The support of LEAP made it possible for me to catapult my work into a new dimension. New contexts, new audiences, new topics, new materials. Support to keep questioning not only the world surrounding me, but also my own assumptions and practices.'
Henrike Naumann, Artist
LEAP Society is proud to have supported the exhibition Henrike Naumann, Re-Education at SculptureCenter, New York (2022-2023).
'For LEAP, art is a commodity accessible to all, thus making an important contribution to our society, to which the museums of our time are dedicated. LEAP supports artists and institutions in developing new ideas and breaking new ground. In this way, LEAP is precisely the format that ensures the quality of work in cultural landscape.'
Johan Holten, Director Kunsthalle Mannheim & Member of the LEAP Advisory Board
'Thanks to LEAP's generous support for my exhibition Continent at Kunsthaus Bregenz, I managed to achieve my highest goal; to be able to make all new and largely context-specific work. I attempted to refract the specifics and challenges of the hosting institution through which the work, hopefully, produces a unique and completely different viewing experience on-site than ever before.'
Dora Budor, Artist
LEAP Society is proud to have supported the exhibition Dora Budor, Continent at Kunsthaus Bregenz (2022).
‘Museums sometimes need a nudge to dare the acquisition of a work of art. LEAP can act on enthusiasm with agility and help museums and artists equally in this way.’
Julian Rosefeldt, Artist
LEAP Society – Jan Fischer is proud to have gifted the work Deep Gold, 2013/14, by Julian Rosefeldt to Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.
'In order to accompany the creation of new productions with openness in all incremental steps, support is needed that protects the consistency of an artistic thought from pragmatic compromises. LEAP offers exactly that.'
Director, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt & Member of the LEAP Advisory Board
‘LEAP has assembled an Advisory Board for an incredibly important cultural task, combining curatorial expertise, financial support and broad implementation experience with curiosity and openness at the highest level.’
Curator, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin & Member of the LEAP Advisory Board
'I’m convinced that LEAP is currently the most exciting independent funding initiative in Germany.'
Jan Fischer, LEAP Trustee
'At Phillips, we are committed to supporting contemporary arts and culture worldwide. We are proud to work with LEAP as they improve the international arts landscape by assisting museums in acquiring exceptional works of contemporary art. Their important work celebrates and cultivates the appreciation of art in its many and varied forms.'
Cheyenne Westphal, Global Chairwoman, Phillips