Mission

To educate, excellence in large outdoor sculpture through service, promotion and celebration. To exhibit international and regional large sculptures with participation from patrons, students and arts groups. To create big outdoor sculpture experiences via social, cultural and educational events and programs.

Philosophy

Large outdoor sculpture is the most unique, rare, and underserved of the traditional fine classical arts of antiquity. Big sculpture is the most expensive and challenging to create and the most awesome to exhibit. These measures are in terms of cost, time, skill, transportation and risks.

From the Sphinx to the Statue of Liberty big sculpture is the lasting mark of a society, its culture and its achievments. It has been exemplified by the European countries that outdoor art is a great revenue attraction, it is a marque of famous destinations, and a highly used excuse to travel. So it can also be for our communities. From the foundation of SDI only an inivtation and a welcome are required. Thus whether at a world level or local level it marks the depth of a nations' culture. It marks the presence of a communitys' artistic appreciation. It symbolizes your richer aesthetic pursuits and achievements.

Programs

  • An annual sculptors invitational.
  • An annual sponsors gala.
  • An annual school of workshops and demonstrations.
  • An annual research program for sculptors and for sponsors.
  • An annual publication program of the years events, marketing and records.
  • An annual educational program reaching youth, adults and professional sculptors.
  • An annual lecture, tour and/or demonstration on sculpture to the public.

Goals

  • A show, a gala; a reception.
  • A balance of sculpture styles and materials; spaciously display; a landscaped setting.
  • Tours to the public and students.
  • Demonstrations, lectures.
  • A school, classes, workshops.
  • Publications: newsletters, handouts, annual magazine – from print and online.
  • Support of the arts and sculpture community.
  • Partnerships with the arts, business and local community.
  • Membership and Record development.
  • Auxiliary exhibits at public spaces and other venues.
  • Develop appreciation and knowledge of sculpture.
  • Fundraising efforts to support goals.
  • Communication skills development with civic and arts organizations

Educational Strategies

  • Exhibit Professional Sculpture as example and motivation and study.
  • Demonstration of tools materials processes and techniques.
  • Lecture and speaker on sculpture and topics of today and history.
  • Teach, show and tell.
  • Membership and fellowship communitcation
  • Communications/Publication, online programs; print programs: radio programs; TV programs; convention and event programs.
  • Scholarships, Grants, Honorariums programs.
  • Fundraising for the above programs.