ArtCube Gallery was established in 2009 as a clean space/vessel for talented artists and their original works of art. Since then it has represented many young and established Filipino visual artists in exhibitions in Manila, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Germany and Japan.
Ballet Philippines (BP) is the preeminent professional classical and contemporary dance company in the country. Founded in 1969 by National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes and Eddie Elejar, it is the first resident company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It is widely recognized today as a cornerstone of contemporary Filipino identity.
Back to Square 1 is primarily focused on the re-kindling the creative impulse―the most basic reasons behind why artists make and do art.
In an attempt to invoke art's origins in community engagement and the spurring on of individual and collective imagination, this undertaking emphasizes how artistic intent can and should continually be challenged to move beyond mere functionality and personal commercial gain.
The Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS), a nonprofit organization, works with the creative community to promote children's literacy, explore national identity, and deepen public appreciation for Philippine art, culture and the environment.
The Cavite Studies Center (CSC) focuses on researching on Cavite’s history and culture. It is committed to contributing and making an impact on local historical scholarship, its relevance and meaning as well as to keep track of the exciting developments in Cavite. Its activities include promoting awareness and interest in Cavite history and culture by sponsoring events; planning programs involving faculty and students in conducting researches on Cavite; and establishing and maintaining linkages with local, national and foreign agencies and institutions
The Cavite Young Writers Association (CYWA), holds caravan-like seminars or seminar-workshops covering several towns in Cavite. It reaches out to high school students (Tagaytay, Magallanes, Bacoor, Silang) and other youth sectors (Tanza, Naic, Imus). They also collaborate with educational institutions like the University of Sto. Tomas and the University of Perpetual Help (seminar for young prisoners-writers). They are currently working on Cavite’s first anthology of literature, including some prize-winning pieces from national literary contests.
The Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC) is a non-government organization founded through the initiatives of organizations representing fisherfolk, farmers, indigenous peoples, women, urban poor, and professional sectors.
Since its establishment in 2014, Daloy has made waves in the Manila art scene with polymorphic productions that play with the boundaries of contemporary dance and invite audiences to both question and celebrate societal culture. With its strong collaborative thrust, the company has worked with notable visual artists in various museums and galleries in the Philippines.
Founded in 1962 by the Brothers of the Christian School, De La Salle-Lipa have
facilitated the establishment of institutional creative and cultural groups which can contribute to De La Salle Lipa’s development as a center of culture in CALABARZON.
It promotes and assists in cultural and culture-related events such as those produced by the Arts Coordinator (Poetry Reading, Sayaw Filipinas, Visual Exhibits, etc); Marketing Communications Office and Lipasalliana (historical exhibits).
The GSIS Museo ng Siningwas established in April 1996. It's collection features around 100 artworks majority of which were done by National Artists like Fernando Amorsolo, Botong Francisco, Vicente Manansala, HR Ocampo, Joya, Kiukok, Bencab, National Artist Elect – Federico Alcuaz and other prominent Filipino artists such as Diosdado Lorenzo, Jose Blanco, Juvenal Sanso, & Rodolfo Ragodo. Last October 2012, GSIS turned over the management of the GSIS Art Collection to the National Museum (NM) located along P. Burgos St. Manila (near Manila City Hall). The GSIS collection is currently on display at the 3rd level of the National Art Gallery, NM. Juan Luna’s “Parisian Life” is also entrusted to the management of NM.
The brainchild of Filmmaker, Multi-disciplinary Artist and Film Curator Elvert de la Cruz Bañares, CineKasimanwa: The Western Visayas Film Festival is an annual event that aims to unify Western Visayan filmmakers and merge their collective talents in promoting the region’s flourishing film industry.
Love Yourself Inc. is a community of volunteers that aim to reach out to others to propagate ideas, attitudes, and practices that encourage loving oneself -- to DARE to be oneself, to CARE for oneself, and to SHARE oneself as a way to multiplying joy.
The Love Yourself Project is the ongoing pioneer project of LoveYourself Inc., it aims to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among the youth and key affected population through awareness, counseling and education.
Museo De La Salle is a lifestyle museum dedicated to the preservation of certain aspects and material culture of the 19th century Philippine ilustrado lifestyle. The Museo has been realized to encourage its own use in cross disciplinary learning and growth in an academic environment, and to provide a living space illustrating Philippine culture that is linked to its immediate community, and that reaches out to the outside.
The University of the Philippines Manila - Museum of a History of Ideas chronicles and explores the contributions of the university to the intellectual life of the Philippines - the nation with which it evolved in tandem from the time of their nearly concurrent births.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Philippines is the overall policy making body, coordinating, and grants giving agency for the preservation, development and promotion of Philippine arts and culture; an executing agency for the policies it formulates; and task to administering the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA) — fund exclusively for the implementation of culture and arts programs and projects.
The organization responds to the treatment, care and support needs of People Living with HIV. Services, such as counseling, are vital particularly in reaching out to the newly-diagnosed client. However, since there is no single agency that can provide all the needs of the clients, it is crucial that the referral system is in place, so that partner agencies can respond according to the needs of the clients.
The Pito-pito Art Group is composed of artists from different parts of Cavite. They are united by the common goal of propagating and promoting art in the community. Individually, these artists are established in their own fields. They have held several exhibitions around the country including Baguio, Antipolo, Manila and Cavite.
The group’s name is derived from the medicinal brew- “pito-pito”. This combination of seven different herbs is a remedy for a number of ailments. Each one of these herbs has its own unique property, like the group, each member has his/her own unique ability. The Pito-pito Art Group believes that art is therapeutic both to the physical and spiritual aspect of existence.
Founded in 2011.Planting Rice is an alternative platform aimed at fostering the rise of cross-pollination among artistic communities. It distributes information on vital exhibitions, events, places and influences by art professionals in Southeast Asia, Australia, the United States and Europe who maintain networks and crossovers in the Philippines. Planting Rice is the curatorial banner of Lian Ladia and Sidd Perez.
Santahanan is an artist residency program that aims to facilitate conversations among theologians, liturgists, community workers, social activists, and artists. It creates spaces for creative arts and liturgical renewal workshops. It offers arts appreciation courses, mentoring programs for educational institutions, and production of materials for creative and transformative worship. Santahanan is a project by the Center for Arts Liturgy and Music (CALM) of the Union Theological Seminary.
The Sipat Lawin Ensemble (SLE) is an edge-work, site-specific, independent performance company composed of theater artists engaged in devising relevant new works. Changing the landscape of theater in the Philippines, the group aims to develop a contemporary community theater experience shared among artists and audiences inside and/or outside the four walls of the theater.
Espasyo Siningdikato was established in 2009. Since then it has organized art exhibits, an international symposium and music festival, city-wide children’s art workshops, and national art and environmental festivals. It has also forged membership and linkages with several educational institutions as well as government and non-governmental organizations.
Through its founder Lirio Salvador, an avant garde artist/musician, the Espasyo aims to inspire other artists to continuously develop their craft by creating innovative art works, exploring other artistic possibilities and sharing knowledge and creativity.
SM Supermalls, owned by SM Prime Holdings, is a chain of shopping malls in the Philippines. As of mid-2017, it has 63 malls located across the country, with about a dozen more scheduled to be open by 2018. It also has 6 malls in China, including SM Tianjin. SM Supermalls has become one of the biggest mall operators in Southeast Asia. Combined, the company has about 8.5 million square meters of gross floor area (GFA). It has 17,333 tenants in the Philippines and 1,478 tenants in China.
The Talaandig is one of the indigenous groups in the province of Bukidnon, Mindanao Philippines who has continued to preserve and promote its indigenous customs, beliefs and practices despite the strong influx of modernization and change. The Talaandig population is roughly estimated to be at about 100,000 people or more. The members of the group are found in barangays and municipalities surrounding the mountain of Kitanglad, the historic domain of the Talaandig people.
The roots of the Technological University of the Philippines College of Architecture and Fine Arts (CAFA) can be traced from the drawing subjects required in all courses offered by the University since 1907. The college has been a consistent contributor in the University’s achievements and recognition in various art competitions both local and abroad. The CAFA also produces top passers in the Licensure Examination given by the Professional Regulations Commission. Presently, the college is composed of three departments, namely: Architecture, Fine Arts, and Graphics. Furthermore, the college offers advance studies in the Graduate Programs: Master in Architecture (Major in Construction Technology Management) and Master in Graphics Technology.
Formed in 1992 by art students in University of Santo Tomas, Ugatlahi Artist Collective is a progressive visual art group comprised of artists, art students, local youth and art enthusiasts, dedicated to producing people's art and cultivating a pro-people's culture.
It is now an organisation spanning Metro Manila with chapters in several universities and local communities.
The University of the Philippines College of Arts and Letters in Diliman, Quezon City was established in 1983, as a result of a three-way split of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) for reasons of administrative efficiency. It originated from the College of Philosophy, Science and Letters established in U.P. in 1910.
Today, CAL maintains its leadership in arts and letters in the Philippines. The basic functions of the College remain – instruction, research and extension work. It continues to uphold humanistic ideals in the midst of technological advancement, promote arts and letters as instruments of liberation and empowerment, and inculcate values that promote a nationalistic culture.
The University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts (UPCFA) is the oldest arts and design educational institution in the country. In 2008, the CFA celebrated its centennial.
For more than a century now, the UP College of Fine Arts remains steadfast in its vision to be the eminent learning institution for arts and design, imbued with a deep sense of humanity that inspires the Filipino to strive for excellence. The UPCFA commits itself to the task of nurturing career artists dedicated to the perfection of their craft and the enrichment of Philippine society.
University of the Philippines Institute of Mass Communication was established on 1965.
It exists primarily to inculcate and foster awareness of the ethical and social significance of, as well as responsibility in, the use of interpersonal and mass media including the press, radio, television, film, and new technological resources.
The University of the Philippines College of Music is a veritable source of strength and inspiration for independent creative, and scholarly artists. Its graduates stand out not only as exemplary musicians and academicians but as integral persons with a keen perception of their duties and responsibilities as citizens of their country and of the world.
The University of the Philippines College of Science (CS) is the country’s premier generator of new scientific knowledge and its leading producer of Doctorate and Master of Science graduates in the basic and applied sciences and mathematics. The College operates the National Science Complex.
The University of the Philippines premier institution of higher learning was established in 1908 and is now a system composed of seven constituent universities and one autonomous college spread throughout 15 campuses in the archipelago. As of 2012, the UP System’s student population was estimated at 57,000.
The University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) is the only internationally-accredited academic institution in the country offering film courses for both undergraduate and master’s degrees. It is attached to the UP College of Mass Communication.
The UPFI also operates the Cine Adarna, an 800-seat university cinema that screens quality films free from censorship and programmed for purposes of varied studies and broadened appreciation of cinematic arts.
Union Theological Seminary is the oldest Protestant seminary in the Philippines. It was created when the Ellinwood Bible Training School and the Florence B. Nicholson Bible Seminary merged into one theological institution in 1907.
For more than a hundred years, it has educated Filipino pastors and other church workers for higher learning. The fusion of these two institutions was a significant event for the Evangelical Union, which intended to unify various Protestant denominations that came from America at the dawn of the 20th century. Though the United Church of Christ in the Philippines and the United Methodist Church collectively support the seminary, the institution remains to be independent in structure and curricular formation.
The Vargas Museum is a center for Philippine art and culture, located within the University of the Philippines Diliman. Its main thrusts are research, exhibition and education.
Vargas Museum aims to contribute towards the appreciation of the country’s artistic heritage and to foster an awareness of the history of Philippine art.