Quan Shanshi Art Foundation was wholly funded and initiated by Mr. Xiang Xingliang from the Kings Group Co., Ltd. in 2011. The foundation was approved by Zhejiang Provincial Department of Civil Affairs and its business was in the charge of Zhejiang Federation of Literary and Art Circles. It is a non-profit and non-public social welfare foundation with a legal person status.
By accepting oil painting donations from Professor Quan Shanshi, which represents different historical stages of his art life and establishing Quan Shanshi Art Center, the foundation aims to build a platform for artists to research oil painting ontology and explore national spirit, characteristics from history, and personal style. The foundation also established the Quan Shanshi Oil Painting Prize to train young oil painters. It organizes exhibitions, hold special academic seminars, and research to promote the development of Chinese oil painting. The foundation provides financial support to ensure that the art center will carry out the activities and day-to-day operations.
The decision-making and executive body of the Foundation is the Foundation Council, which consists of entrepreneurs, artists, lawyers, economists and other parties. The general meeting of the Foundation Council is the highest authority, and the chairman of Council shall be the Legal Representative. The Council shall stipulate Foundation’s articles of association, plans,, the management, operation and use of fund in accordance with relevant laws and regulations. The Foundation shall be protected by law and be supervised by competent authorities.
Foundation accepts donations from the community and welcomes any support. The donors sign a legally binding agreement to ensure the legitimacy of the donations, such as donation agreement, works of arts donation agreement, and works of arts custodian agreement.
Absobing private funds to support the arts has become a new initiative since China’s reform. As art foundation is still a new thing in China, it needs continuous improvement through practices and policy support from the government, Such improvement and support will help the Foundation to develop in more active and healthy way and play a more effective role in the promotion of the prosperity of our arts and culture.