FAQ

ELEPHANT PARADE – GENERAL
  • Q: How was the idea of Elephant Parade born?
    Answer
    • Elephant Parade was inspired by a brave baby elephant named Mosha that had lost part of her leg after stepping on a landmine.
    • Father and son, Marc and Mike Spits, were so moved by Mosha’s story that they founded Elephant Parade in 2006 to help raise money for the important work of elephant hospitals and towards elephant conservation in general.
    • In 2008, baby elephant Mosha was the first baby elephant in the world to receive a prosthetic leg.
    • Mosha, which means ‘Star’ in Karen, the language of traditional Northern Thailand, is a universal example of the ability to overcome even the greatest obstacles. It is her spirit that has been driving Elephant Parade’s work and efforts up to this day.
  • Q: What is Elephant Parade's mission?
    Answer
    • LET’S PAINT A BRIGHTER FUTURE!
    • We believe in the power of a global movement to make a happier world through Art, Business and Conservation (ABC). Our worldwide art exhibitions and products put smiles on the faces of millions of people and create awareness and funds for elephant conservation.
    • Be part of it.
  • Q: What makes a Social Enterprise different from a NGO/Charity?
    Answer

    We believe that a business can contribute to creating a better and happier world. Unlike a charity, Elephant Parade is not dependent on donations but generates its own revenue of which we donate a large part to projects we support. We offer a concept where all our activities such as our parades, our web shop and our conservational efforts work together for our main goal: saving the elephant.

  • Q: How is Elephant Parade organised?
    Answer
    • Elephant Parade® is registered and headquartered in The Netherlands.
    • The production facility, Elephant Parade Production co. LTD. (EPP) and the retail divisions Elephant Parade Retail Thailand Ltd. (EPRT) and Elephant Parade Export Company Ltd. (EPEC) are registered in Thailand and based in Chiang Mai.
ELEPHANT PARADE ARTISTS AND SUPPORTERS
  • Q: Who are the Elephant Parade artists?
    Answer
    • Elephant Parade statues are created by both upcoming and world-renowned artists and celebrities from all over the world.
    • Among our artists and supporters are Jack Vettriano, Ronald Ventura, Richard Branson, HRH Prince Consort of Denmark, Katy Perry, Diane von Furstenberg, Ferrari, DJ Hardwell, Virgin and many others
  • Q: Do the artists make money from their contribution?
    Answer

    15% of the pre-sold or auction price of the Elephant Parade statue goes to the artist., unless they decide to waive their fee in which case the money directly contributes to elephant conservation.

  • Q: Can artists do whatever design they want?
    Answer
    • Artists are free to make their design up to a certain level, however Elephant Parade does not accept designs that are offensive, given the cheerful and accessible nature of the concept. We do encourage free thinking as has been proven by the many different designs and art works so far.
    • The artist is first asked to make their design on paper or digitally. When Elephant Parade has approved the design, the artist is asked to execute the work on a large scale elephant.
  • Q: How do I become an Elephant Parade artist?
    Answer
    • Elephant Parade is always looking for creative designs for our art exhibition. If you are an artist, designer, or a creative spirit who would like to have its own designed elephant exhibited in our next exhibition, don’t hesitate to submit your idea sketches to us!
    • Contact information: artistmanagement@elephantparade.com
    • To ensure the best curatorial and art exhibition standards, our art committee will decide on the final selection of artwork for every Elephant Parade.
ELEPHANT PARADE STATUES
  • Q: What are the Elephant Parade statues made of?
    Answer

    The Elephant Parade statues are made of Fibreglass.

  • Q: What is the size and weight of an Elephant Parade statue?
    Answer

    The standard Elephant Parade statues are:

    Standing:

    • Height: 150 cm
    • Length: 164 cm
    • Width: 77 cm
    • Weight: 55 kgs

    Sitting:

    • Height: 142 cm
    • Length: 132 cm
    • Width: 107 cm
    • Weight: 65 kgs
  • Q: How many Elephant Parade statues have been created?
    Answer

    To date over 1300 original Elephant Parade art-pieces have been created and there’s plenty more coming!

  • Q: Are the Elephant Parade statues for outdoor or indoor use?
    Answer

    Most of the Elephant Parade statues can be displayed both outdoors and indoors.

  • Q: What happens with the Elephant Parade statues after an exhibition?
    Answer
    • We currently have two ‘travelling herds’, one for Asia and one for Europe.
    • These herds travel from parade to parade.
    • The elephants in the herds are for sale and if sold, replaced by new designs.
    • Between herds the elephants come back to our facilities in Chiang Mai; Elephant Parade Land, where they welcome visitors.
ELEPHANT PARADE – GENERAL
  • Q: How was the idea of Elephant Parade born?
    Answer
    • Elephant Parade was inspired by a brave baby elephant named Mosha that had lost part of her leg after stepping on a landmine.
    • Father and son, Marc and Mike Spits, were so moved by Mosha’s story that they founded Elephant Parade in 2006 to help raise money for the important work of elephant hospitals and towards elephant conservation in general.
    • In 2008, baby elephant Mosha was the first baby elephant in the world to receive a prosthetic leg.
    • Mosha, which means ‘Star’ in Karen, the language of traditional Northern Thailand, is a universal example of the ability to overcome even the greatest obstacles. It is her spirit that has been driving Elephant Parade’s work and efforts up to this day.
  • Q: What is Elephant Parade's mission?
    Answer
    • LET’S PAINT A BRIGHTER FUTURE!
    • We believe in the power of a global movement to make a happier world through Art, Business and Conservation (ABC). Our worldwide art exhibitions and products put smiles on the faces of millions of people and create awareness and funds for elephant conservation.
    • Be part of it.
  • Q: What makes a Social Enterprise different from a NGO/Charity?
    Answer

    We believe that a business can contribute to creating a better and happier world. Unlike a charity, Elephant Parade is not dependent on donations but generates its own revenue of which we donate a large part to projects we support. We offer a concept where all our activities such as our parades, our web shop and our conservational efforts work together for our main goal: saving the elephant.

  • Q: How is Elephant Parade organised?
    Answer
    • Elephant Parade® is registered and headquartered in The Netherlands.
    • The production facility, Elephant Parade Production co. LTD. (EPP) and the retail divisions Elephant Parade Retail Thailand Ltd. (EPRT) and Elephant Parade Export Company Ltd. (EPEC) are registered in Thailand and based in Chiang Mai.
ELEPHANT PARADE ARTISTS AND SUPPORTERS
  • Q: Who are the Elephant Parade artists?
    Answer
    • Elephant Parade statues are created by both upcoming and world-renowned artists and celebrities from all over the world.
    • Among our artists and supporters are Jack Vettriano, Ronald Ventura, Richard Branson, HRH Prince Consort of Denmark, Katy Perry, Diane von Furstenberg, Ferrari, DJ Hardwell, Virgin and many others
  • Q: Do the artists make money from their contribution?
    Answer

    15% of the pre-sold or auction price of the Elephant Parade statue goes to the artist., unless they decide to waive their fee in which case the money directly contributes to elephant conservation.

  • Q: Can artists do whatever design they want?
    Answer
    • Artists are free to make their design up to a certain level, however Elephant Parade does not accept designs that are offensive, given the cheerful and accessible nature of the concept. We do encourage free thinking as has been proven by the many different designs and art works so far.
    • The artist is first asked to make their design on paper or digitally. When Elephant Parade has approved the design, the artist is asked to execute the work on a large scale elephant.
  • Q: How do I become an Elephant Parade artist?
    Answer
    • Elephant Parade is always looking for creative designs for our art exhibition. If you are an artist, designer, or a creative spirit who would like to have its own designed elephant exhibited in our next exhibition, don’t hesitate to submit your idea sketches to us!
    • Contact information: artistmanagement@elephantparade.com
    • To ensure the best curatorial and art exhibition standards, our art committee will decide on the final selection of artwork for every Elephant Parade.
ELEPHANT PARADE STATUES
  • Q: What are the Elephant Parade statues made of?
    Answer

    The Elephant Parade statues are made of Fibreglass.

  • Q: What is the size and weight of an Elephant Parade statue?
    Answer

    The standard Elephant Parade statues are:

    Standing:

    • Height: 150 cm
    • Length: 164 cm
    • Width: 77 cm
    • Weight: 55 kgs

    Sitting:

    • Height: 142 cm
    • Length: 132 cm
    • Width: 107 cm
    • Weight: 65 kgs
  • Q: How many Elephant Parade statues have been created?
    Answer

    To date over 1300 original Elephant Parade art-pieces have been created and there’s plenty more coming!

  • Q: Are the Elephant Parade statues for outdoor or indoor use?
    Answer

    Most of the Elephant Parade statues can be displayed both outdoors and indoors.

  • Q: What happens with the Elephant Parade statues after an exhibition?
    Answer
    • We currently have two ‘travelling herds’, one for Asia and one for Europe.
    • These herds travel from parade to parade.
    • The elephants in the herds are for sale and if sold, replaced by new designs.
    • Between herds the elephants come back to our facilities in Chiang Mai; Elephant Parade Land, where they welcome visitors.
ELEPHANT PARADE – GENERAL
  • Q: How was the idea of Elephant Parade born?
    Answer
    • Elephant Parade was inspired by a brave baby elephant named Mosha that had lost part of her leg after stepping on a landmine.
    • Father and son, Marc and Mike Spits, were so moved by Mosha’s story that they founded Elephant Parade in 2006 to help raise money for the important work of elephant hospitals and towards elephant conservation in general.
    • In 2008, baby elephant Mosha was the first baby elephant in the world to receive a prosthetic leg.
    • Mosha, which means ‘Star’ in Karen, the language of traditional Northern Thailand, is a universal example of the ability to overcome even the greatest obstacles. It is her spirit that has been driving Elephant Parade’s work and efforts up to this day.
  • Q: What is Elephant Parade's mission?
    Answer
    • LET’S PAINT A BRIGHTER FUTURE!
    • We believe in the power of a global movement to make a happier world through Art, Business and Conservation (ABC). Our worldwide art exhibitions and products put smiles on the faces of millions of people and create awareness and funds for elephant conservation.
    • Be part of it.
  • Q: What makes a Social Enterprise different from a NGO/Charity?
    Answer

    We believe that a business can contribute to creating a better and happier world. Unlike a charity, Elephant Parade is not dependent on donations but generates its own revenue of which we donate a large part to projects we support. We offer a concept where all our activities such as our parades, our web shop and our conservational efforts work together for our main goal: saving the elephant.

  • Q: How is Elephant Parade organised?
    Answer
    • Elephant Parade® is registered and headquartered in The Netherlands.
    • The production facility, Elephant Parade Production co. LTD. (EPP) and the retail divisions Elephant Parade Retail Thailand Ltd. (EPRT) and Elephant Parade Export Company Ltd. (EPEC) are registered in Thailand and based in Chiang Mai.
ELEPHANT PARADE ARTISTS AND SUPPORTERS
  • Q: Who are the Elephant Parade artists?
    Answer
    • Elephant Parade statues are created by both upcoming and world-renowned artists and celebrities from all over the world.
    • Among our artists and supporters are Jack Vettriano, Ronald Ventura, Richard Branson, HRH Prince Consort of Denmark, Katy Perry, Diane von Furstenberg, Ferrari, DJ Hardwell, Virgin and many others
  • Q: Do the artists make money from their contribution?
    Answer

    15% of the pre-sold or auction price of the Elephant Parade statue goes to the artist., unless they decide to waive their fee in which case the money directly contributes to elephant conservation.

  • Q: Can artists do whatever design they want?
    Answer
    • Artists are free to make their design up to a certain level, however Elephant Parade does not accept designs that are offensive, given the cheerful and accessible nature of the concept. We do encourage free thinking as has been proven by the many different designs and art works so far.
    • The artist is first asked to make their design on paper or digitally. When Elephant Parade has approved the design, the artist is asked to execute the work on a large scale elephant.
  • Q: How do I become an Elephant Parade artist?
    Answer
    • Elephant Parade is always looking for creative designs for our art exhibition. If you are an artist, designer, or a creative spirit who would like to have its own designed elephant exhibited in our next exhibition, don’t hesitate to submit your idea sketches to us!
    • Contact information: artistmanagement@elephantparade.com
    • To ensure the best curatorial and art exhibition standards, our art committee will decide on the final selection of artwork for every Elephant Parade.
ELEPHANT PARADE STATUES
  • Q: What are the Elephant Parade statues made of?
    Answer

    The Elephant Parade statues are made of Fibreglass.

  • Q: What is the size and weight of an Elephant Parade statue?
    Answer

    The standard Elephant Parade statues are:

    Standing:

    • Height: 150 cm
    • Length: 164 cm
    • Width: 77 cm
    • Weight: 55 kgs

    Sitting:

    • Height: 142 cm
    • Length: 132 cm
    • Width: 107 cm
    • Weight: 65 kgs
  • Q: How many Elephant Parade statues have been created?
    Answer

    To date over 1300 original Elephant Parade art-pieces have been created and there’s plenty more coming!

  • Q: Are the Elephant Parade statues for outdoor or indoor use?
    Answer

    Most of the Elephant Parade statues can be displayed both outdoors and indoors.

  • Q: What happens with the Elephant Parade statues after an exhibition?
    Answer
    • We currently have two ‘travelling herds’, one for Asia and one for Europe.
    • These herds travel from parade to parade.
    • The elephants in the herds are for sale and if sold, replaced by new designs.
    • Between herds the elephants come back to our facilities in Chiang Mai; Elephant Parade Land, where they welcome visitors.
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