Pune Biennale Foundation is a Non-Government Not-for-Profit organization (a charitable company formed under section 8 of (Company’s Act) that works for bringing together art, architecture and design for enhancing visual aesthetics in public spaces.
The donations made to the foundation are eligible for deduction under section 80G & 12A of the income tax act.
The Foundation aims to contribute in making a name for Pune on the global scenario while providing opportunities for creating a platform for artists to critically engage with public art and public spaces besides promoting local talent. The main objectives of the foundation are:
Pune Biennale Foundation has Pune Biennale as its flagship activity – so far three editions of Pune Biennale have taken place; in 2013, 2015 and 2017 themed around “Celebrating Hills”, “Heritage- yours and mine”; and “Habit-Co-Habit” respectively. The 4th edition of Pune Biennale will take place in December 2019.
Pune Biennale Foundation also works on projects related to public art and public spaces. Some of the notable initiatives are Chaan-daar; Pune Speaking Walls; Pedestrianisation project at DP Road, Aundh; Smart Heritage in Smart City,
The Foundation has developed strong linkages with the local government agencies such as the Pune Municipal Corporation and NGOs that are eager to create change.
The Foundation is led by a very versatile group of Directors and relies on a diverse group of Advisors for its activities.