Sculpture Biennale Association of Ein Hod













Sculpture Biennale Association of Ein Hod
Amuta - a non profit organization - 100 % tax deductible.

About the Sculpture Biennale Association -

The Sculpture Biennale, Ein Hod, established in 1989, aims to promote the outdoor exhibition of contemporary sculpture by Israeli and foreign artists.
We received the official status of Amuta (non profit organization) in 1993.
We held four exhibitions from 1990 until 1997. The first exhibition took place in 1990, the second in 1992. Two more exhibitions followed in 1994 and 1997.
" The Sculpture Biennale Association is a non-profit organization, supported by the Ministry of Education, foreign embassies in Israel and by private sponsors.

About the Exhibitions -

30 - 45 sculptors participated in each Biennale. In addition to the Israeli sculptors, we invite artists from all over the world to come and exhibit their works.
Each exhibition has a different curator, who chooses the exhibition's main subject and in accordance, the artists who will participate.
The Exhibition is held at the same location every two years. The works of art are exhibited among ancient olive trees 600 years old, in a wonderful natural setting below the Ein Hod Artists' village.
A high quality catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
The exhibition is open to the public, with no admission fee, for a period of two months.

The Sculpture Biennale Association project has both artistic and educational aims. Due to the devotion of the Amuta members this project is the major event in this field in Israel today. Operating with the best curators and the best artists, this unique project has achieved success, despite financial difficulties and the problems posed by exhibiting in an open space.

Our principal goal is to be a regular stage for contemporary sculpture by Israeli and foreign artists, and in doing it outdoors, bringing Art to a wider range of spectators - those who usually do not visit museums and galleries. During the four exhibitions there were more than 300,000 visitors, including school children, students, tourists and organized groups of various kinds. We see this as an encouraging sign -- that our goal is at hand, that Art can reach everybody if we create the right environment. We believe that Art, as an international language, must lead the way and be the model for understanding and mixing of countries and cultures.

Details of how the project operates -

One year before the opening:
The budget is decided upon by the committee, taking into consideration the theme of the exhibition, annual growth and the knowledge gained from the experience of previous years.
A curator is appointed by the committee of the Biennale
Applications are submitted for financial support from various sources, including public institutions and private sponsors.

Nine to six months before the opening:
The curator selects the works to be shown at the Biennale.
Catalogue editing is begun.

Three months before the opening:
The professional team starts to work on site.
Public relations and marketing campaign are begun.

One month before opening:
Sculptures are placed in their final location and as are photographed on site for the exhibition catalogue.

Points to evaluate success -

Desire to participate in the Biennale by artists from Israel and abroad is great, much more than the actual exhibition capacity.
During the four Biennales, more than 300,000 people visited the exhibits.
The high quality of the Biennale's catalogues has turned these artistically produced publications into reference books for contemporary sculpture in Israel. Although printed in large numbers, all the editions have been sold out.
The success of the Biennale has been echoed in the media. The event has received wide coverage in all media fields, both in the country and abroad.

Goals -

The goals of the project are long term and derive from the original conception that gave birth to the first Biennale:
To create a stage for modern Israeli and international sculpture.
To provide the opportunity for as wide a public as possible to meet with art. The works are presented in an open space, in a beautiful, natural setting (as opposed to a museum or gallery), admission is free -- all this making it extremely attractive to the public, and thus conducive to promoting and educating towards a new art consciousness in Israeli culture.
To offer organized instruction to kindergartens, schools and colleges -- on the grounds of the exhibition -- and by doing so, to encourage awareness and involvement in Israeli art.


Sponsorship -

A. Exclusive sponsorship $ 250,000 (US).
The exclusive sponsor will be the only commercial company to be advertised and mentioned in the Biennale's catalogue, receive PR coverage in the media, newspaper advertising, and the company's logo on all of the Biennale's printed publications, ie. postcards etc. Also, the Biennale's organizers will allow the company to display samples of it's commercial goods, on the exhibition's premises, to the public attending the exhibition.

B. Partial sponsorship $ 50,000 (US).
A partial sponsorship will allow the company to have an add in the catalogue (along with other adds), the logo on some of the Biennale's publications and a limited amount of newspaper advertising. Different advertising combinations are possible - according to the amount discussed.

Amuta (non profit organization) # 58-022-830-2
Date established: August 12, 1993
Chairman and Director: Roni Ben Zvi
Principal Board Members: Amir Peleg, Eli Ben Zvi, Dana Dror

Please contact Dan Ben-Arye for ferther information by E-mail.