Walking with pride
A few days after the Pride March in the country, a new rainbow lane was unveiled on the upper ground floor of The Deck at Ayala Malls Circuit.
Pride never ends!
Artist and advocate Ralph Eya together with Dakila's Creative Director Andrei Venal and Para Sa Sining youth-artist volunteers, collaborated with Ayala Malls Circuit to create a rainbow lane as part of the #WeAreCommonInPride art initiative!
According to Eya, the effort is actually part of a worldwide movement of painting rainbow lanes on different streets and locations. It is intended to continue and expand the creation of safe spaces for the LGBTQs and for all individuals from all walks of life.
ART AND SOCIAL IMPACT TALK
In partnership with the Global Movement MegaCities ShortDocs, our upcoming Sensedrink: Filmmaking x Social Impact will highlight how different impact centered solutions are implemented throughout our megacities through the lenses of art!
MAKATI MAKISALO ARAW NG MAKATI 2018
With the participation of the city’s vibrant and engaging local community, Makati Makisalo celebrated 348 years of the City of Makati with the best local art and music the Metro has to offer!
REPRESENTING DISTRICT GALLERY AT ART IN THE PARK
Since 2006, Art in the Park has gathered together a diverse group of galleries, art schools, independent art spaces, and collectives for the country’s most significant affordable art fair.
An annual event organized by Philippine Art Events, Inc. for the benefit of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Art in the Park supports MFPI in its mission to create awareness for the National Museum and its network.
TEN MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES FROM FRINGE MANILA
Located outside the Poblacion café/bar Commune, Ralph Eya’s “Common” works as a clever piece of disruption. It consists of a black-and-white photograph of five people standing in front of a concrete wall, but with mirrors in place of their faces. The installation invites us to consider how similar we are to all the other people who can just as easily occupy the same space. But where “Common” becomes really interesting is its choice of location; Poblacion is known for its small businesses and social spaces, but it’s also a red light district with an unfortunate history of human trafficking. Eya’s piece then seems to be a challenge to Poblacion itself.
MURAL AND WORKSHOP AT FRINGE ARTS FESTIVAL
Fringe 2018 is an open access, non curated, uncensored arts and community festival that aims to showcase fresh, daring, and groundbreaking material, highlighting the unique point of view of emerging and established artists from the Philippines and all over the world in theater, literature, music, dance, visual art, film, cabaret, performance art, circus and every other artistic genre in between. Fringe Manila is a member of the World Fringe Network, a network of over 200+ independent Fringe festivals across the world.
ANI NG SINING, ALAB NG SINING TALK AND WORKSHOP
City Government of Makati through the Museum and Cultural Affairs Office presents “Ani ng Sining, Alab ng Sining” art lecture and workshop in celebration of this year’s National Arts Month in the Philippines.
KATHA FOR NATIONAL ARTS MONTH CELEBRATION 2018
Katha, a Filipino word which means creation, is Para Sa Sining's bimonthly event series of collaborative performances. This February, we are merging music and visual art. As we celebrate Arts Month, Para Sa Sining shares a series of collaborative performances by visual artists, musicians and songmakers; community jamming to be led by Andy Jose Lauzon Pinto and collaborations among artists Rydel Arayata and Erica Rodriguez with the Manila Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, Nikolo Salazar with Shutter Life, and Ja Quintana with Ralph Eya.
GOING TOGETHER, GOING FURTHER IN KUALA LUMPUR
29 international participants reconvened for the Artists for a Better World Study Visit in Kuala Lumpur where they gained insights on how diverse stakeholders can further boost the impact of harnessing Arts for Good.
Over the four-day study visit, participants had the opportunity to meet stakeholders such as the media, enablers and funders, where they learned the best ways to engage them and grow the impact of Arts for Good projects.
HUMAN RIGHTS ONLINE PHILIPPINES
Drug rehab patients in collaboration with artist Ralph Eya speaks out their “hatol” through a public art installation. About 30 participating artists from Camp Bagong Diwa DOH-TRC and Ralph Eya underwent a creative process of undefining, defining, and redefining consciousness about identity, capacity, community, and the universality of our human rights and our experiences.
HATOL PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION ON INTERAKSYON
A public art installation made by drug rehab patients culminated the latter’s three-day Visual Arts Therapy program of the Department of Health (DOH) Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Bicutan,Parañaque City.
ART FOR URBAN CHANGE BY ONEREDESIGN MANILA
Watch Pasig River redesigned! This is what collective action can do to the surroundings of the Pasig river! Thank you to all the volunteers who gave their heart, time and effort in making this into a reality! Let us all unite in bringing our beloved city towards becoming a better place to live in. More intiatives to come for a better Manila!
Juvenile Justice and Welfare ACT ART COMPETITION
Advocates call for full implementation of Juvenile Justice Welfare Act at the 6th Juvenile Justice Welfare Consciousness Week that carries the theme, “Mapagkalingang Hustisya, Ugaliin at Pagtibayin”. Activities held in observance of the JJWC Week are regional poster making contest, flash mob dance and singing contest showcasing children’s talents and creativity that needs to be nurtured for a brighter future.
10tH YEAR SERIES OF PROJECT HEADSHOT CLINIC
Celebrating a decade of World AIDS Day with the series called Project Headshot Clinic X. I am one with the millions of people all over the world in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
ART EXHIBIT depicts state of unrest then and now
Amid the recent commemoration of former President Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of martial law in the Philippines, eight Filipino artists displayed their “current state of unrest and positions in this time of change” through the “Proclamation of 8” exhibit at Arts Above, District Gallery, West Ave., Quezon City.
PROCLAMATION OF 8 EXHIBIT ON ANC'S EARLY EDITION
Artists Christina Lopez, Ralph Eya, and Nasser Lubay talk about 'Proclamation of 8,' which showcases works featuring artists' perspectives on the country's state of unrest. Exhibiting artists include Andrei Venal, Jaime Pacena, Mervy Pueblo, Miko Aguilar, Ninotchka Rosca, and Sidney Valdez.
Proclamation Of 8: Walkthrough and Artists Talk
The rallied artists, Citizens of Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in them by our freedom, truth, and dignity, do hereby provide an Artists Talk about their proclamation, exhibit pieces, and artistic process. Know more about how they responded to the query: “Sa kaso na ikaw ay nasa gitna – kung ikaw ang may sala at ikaw rin ang biktima, ano ang iyong idedeklara?” and their exhibition of our current state of unrest and their demonstration of positions in the time of change.
SIF'S ARTS FOR GOOD FELLOWSHIP 2017 IN SINGAPORE
The Arts for Good Fellowship is organised annually by the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) to grow the Arts for Good ecosystem, by fostering a community of practice that harnesses the power of arts and culture to create positive social change. The fellowship brings together cross-sector professionals such as artists, art administrators and programmers from the social sector on a three-step programme comprising webinars and exchange programmes. Upon completion, fellows join a global alumnus where they continue to connect, support and collaborate with one another.
MEGACITIES Social Impact Initiative Prize IN PARIS
Short documentary film by Janus Victoria that follows artist Ralph Eya and a community in realizing one goal. Presented at the 2017 edition of Megacities ShortDocs Citizen Film Festival, Paris, France.
completion of Pasig River Art for Urban Change
Bright and colorful spots arose along the banks of the Pasig River to give life to otherwise gray and heavily urbanized surroundings.
Pasig River Art for Urban Change artists
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in partnership with the British Council, San Miguel Holdings Corporation, Davies Paints, and OneRedesign Manila have selected eight artists and art collectives to take part in the Pasig River Art for Urban Change project.
artist group raises PH flag in West Philippine Sea
Dakila, a group of activist artists, wrapped up its series of "creative and collaborative community events" here on Independence Day with members sailing to the West Philippine Sea to plant the Philippine flag.
Members of the group sang the national anthem at sunrise to send off surfers to part of the disputed waters. After the Philippine flag was hoisted, surfers paddled out to bring the flag back to the waters and let it float in the West Philippine Sea.
REXA Center launches summer art workshop
An art workshop seeking to instil awareness of self, community and environment among children was launched here recently by the Rise and EXcel in Arts (REXA) Center as part of its mission to bring about social change through various art forms.
SALIN CONVERSATIONS ON ART AND THROUGH ART
SALIN: Conversations on Art & through Art is a two-part program focused on creating platforms of discourse. The week-long program included a forum series and a culminating event. SALIN: Malayang Talakayan (Conversations on Art) talked about Art: Self, Creativity, Community and Advocacy in different forum sessions: Visual Arts, Dance, Film, Theater, Performative Literature, and Music. The last session in partnership with Dakila, integrating Art and Social Involvement.
TALAB: Talakayang Alay sa Bayan SOGIE+MEDIA TALK
Talakayang Alay sa Bayan (TALAB) is an activity of the Ateneo de Manila University’s Loyola Schools that seeks to engage students and the wider community in a discussion of critical social issues.
SUGPAT HOMECOMING EXHIBITION, ZAMBOANGA
Ateneo Center for Culture and the Arts presents a curator's walkthrough and art talk in the homecoming exhibit of Sugpat Stories of Permanence in Transience at the Gallery of the Peninsula and the Archipelago, Ateneo de Zamboanga University.
Sugpat: Hope abounds in displaced people’s art
Hope abounds in a transitory site where young people, although poor and displaced, learn the finer points of art in a program that covers film, visual arts, puppetry and photography.
Some of the beginners’ works were brought to life in an exhibit called “Sugpat: Stories of Permanence in Transience,” which showcases photographs taken by out-of-school youths of the Masepla transitory site in Mampang, Zamboanga City, showing the conditions of internally displaced people after the 2013 Zamboanga siege.
BAYANI BA’TO? HEROISM FOR MILLENNIALS Tour 2016
Active Vista, Dakila, and T-Rex Productions presents this year's Bayani Ba'to forum with the theme Heroism X Pag-ibig. The forum toured in 40 schools nationwide to spark a national conversation on heroism among millennials.