As we explained already in the news message “What are you going to do for fundraising?” the people at Stichting Simba Nature Protection and Education Foundation are very creative. Not only in creating beautiful things, but also in the field of fundraising,
If you put these things together you soon end up considering art as a potential source of funding for the activities of the Foundation. That is why we have approached Iranian artists and asked them if they would be interested in a cooperation with Stichting Simba Nature Protection and Education Foundation, which creates a win-win situation for both the Foundation and the artists.
The idea is that Stichting Simba Nature Protection and Education Foundation helps the Iranian artist to expose and sell their art works internationally, which creates an income for the artists. In return the Foundation will also receive a percentage from the sales as funding for its projects.
This project, named “The Phoenix of Iran”, was very successful from the beginning, resulting in a first exposition of around 60 paintings and 10 statues during the exposition “Kunst aan de EE 2018”, held in Woudsend (The Netherlands) on 29 June till 8 Juli 2018.
After this exposition many others will follow, both in the Netherlands and other countries in Europe. In the longer term expositions in other parts of the world are also considered.