Presented by Sipat Lawin Ensemble in cooperation with The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Karnabal Festival 2017: Performance and Social Innovation is a two-week festival, running from May 10 to 21, 2017, that will highlight the new works of an alternative wave of local performance-makers and international artists in the Philippines through socially-engaged performances.
Karnabal Contemporary Cultural Laboratory, the organizer behind the festival, supports independent and emerging artists by providing them with resources, education and a platform free from the pressures of commercial success, so that these artists can keep creating original and meaningful performances that address the social and cultural issues of our time.
Like a carnival or a traveling caravan, Karnabal Festival 2017’s Metro Manila venue is mobile and multi-site: from studios, to the great outdoors, to coffee shops, a black box theater, the streets, and even inside homes. Click here for more information on the schedule and venue.
Performances are blank-ticketed instead of having fixed rates, as a form of social experiment where audiences determine the amount of what they pay for based on their perceived value of the work while taking into consideration their economic capacity.
For more information on the festival, visit facebook.com/karnabalfestival/ or visit their crowdfunding campaign to make a donation.
Crafts, pop-ups and workshops on Mother’s Day at Common Room’s Crafting a Home event, a North to South Mother’s Day celebration from May 8-14 at Power Plant Mall and from May 12-14 at Alabang Town Center. There will be FREE capsule workshops at the pop-up stores (walk-in sign-ups only) ranging from wire writing to wood carving and clay dish painting.
For more information and to see workshop schedules, visit @CommonRoomPH.
Common Room is an arts and crafts store located at #325 Dela Rosa St. Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines 1105. It’s a place and space where makers gather. For inquiries, call +63 977 786 6694 or email email@example.com.
Bring your kids to National Book Store‘s Grand Summer Art Camp on May 27 to 28, 2017 (from 10 am to 6 pm) at Event Center, LG Mega A, SM Megamall and let them enjoy an exciting lineup of creative activities. Admission is FREE.
For more information, visit blog.nationalbookstore.com or @nbsalert.
SM Megamall is located in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
Pens N’ Brushes Philippines is hosting its second The Life Drawing Session event (an Open Nude Figure Drawing Jam) on May 6, 2017 (Saturday) from 6 pm to 10 pm at The Open Space, Makati City. The theme will revolve around the pairing of opposing signs Taurus and Gemini and will provide as a central backdrop to this event from the music to the participating artists’ physical environment. Detalye Design Group will be transforming the venue into a celestial setting while art materials will be provided by Faber-Castell Philippines (although guests are welcome to bring their own materials of choice).
Pens N’ Brushes is a Singapore-based art non-profit group composed of individuals who express art in all forms and mediums. Its figure drawing events explore the art in the human body in a casual setting where people can also socialize and enjoy good music, wines, and refreshments at the same time.
Art students, figurative artists, professionals, homemakers, and those who simply want to draw are all welcome to join.
Event fee is Php700. For inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +63 917 889 7080.
For more information, visit pensnbrushes.com.
The Open Space Concept Area & Events Venue is located in 134 Jupiter St., Makati City 1223, Metro Manila, Philippines.
The Ateneo Art Gallery is now accepting nominations and entries for the 2017 Ateneo Art Awards in the following categories: Fernando Zobel Prizes for Visual Art and Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism.
Three winners will be chosen for the Fernando Zobel Prizes for Visual Art which is given to Filipino visual artists aged 36 and below for outstanding work in an exhibition held between 2 May of the previous year and 1 May of the current year. On the other hand, two winners will be chosen for the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism which honors the memory of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma an art writer who authored several important books on Philippine Art History and who was also a key figure in the development of post-war Philippine art.
Visit Ateneo Art Gallery’s website and Facebook page for more details. For inquiries, call +63 2 426 6488 or email email@example.com. For forms and guidelines, click here.
Ateneo Art Gallery is located in Level 2, Old Rizal Library Special Collections Building, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines.
Join MAGIS‘ Camp Create for art, dance, drama, drums, pottery or yoga classes from April 24 to May 26, 2017 (Mondays to Fridays, from 9 am to 12 pm). Open to kids ages 6 to 12.
MAGIS has teamed up with creative organizations based in the South of Metro Manila: ACTS Manila, DrumStart Philippines, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy Philippines, Artventure Art Center, and more independent creatives for this summer day camp.
Full (5 weeks) – Php 20,000
M-W-F (5 weeks) – Php 15,000
T-Th (5 weeks) – Php10,000
For inquiries, call +63 2 8504852 loc. 220 / +63 9279505745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit magiscreative.net for more information.
MAGIS is located at The Learning Child School, 111 Cordillera Street, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
BGC Art Mart, a project of Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI), is calling for applications from artists and sellers of original, artisanal and affordable art for its event on May 20 to 21 at the BGC Arts Center. Deadline of submission of application is May 10, 2017.
BAFI aims to support local artists and makers of crafts and wearables, sculptures, prints and other artworks by providing a space/venue for the artists to showcase and sell their products every 3rd weekend of the month and special occasions in BGC at a minimal fixed fee. Participation fee for confirmed sellers is Php500/day for 2 days or Php800/day for 1 day.
Click here for more information on the event.
BGC Arts Center is located at 26th Street corner 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.
Join Papemelroti’s Mother’s Day Paper Maché Acrylic Painting Workshop with award-winning graphic designer and former host of TV’s Art-is-Kool Robert Alejandro on May 13, 2 pm, at the Gateway Mall Activity Area.
This workshop is ideal for mother and child pairs as the participants will learn together how to create something beautiful using acrylic painting and paper maché. Workshop fee is Php500 per pair, inclusive of kit.
Visit Papemelroti’s blog or Facebook page for details. For inquiries, call +63 2 3751069 or email email@example.com.
Gateway Mall is located in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Join artist Ayeza Mallari in her Watercolor Workshops for kids and adults all around Metro Manila from April to May 2017. Workshop fee starts at Php1,600.
For a complete list of classes and venues, click here.
For inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send message via facebook.com/ArtofAyeza or instagram.com/a.yeza.
Catch Lean: A Filipino Musical at the Adamson University Theater on May 12 (7:30 pm) and May 13 (4 pm and 7:30 pm). Presented by UP Manila Dramatista, Lean is a musical based on the life of activist, nationalist and student leader Leandro “Lean” Alejandro. Alejandro fought for democracy against the backdrop of the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines in the 80s.
Tickets are available at Php300 per person. Click here for online ticket reservation.
To learn more about Lean: A Filipino Musical, visit UPMDramatista. For ticket inquiries, call Zoe at +63 906 4273981 or email email@example.com.
Adamson University Theater is located at 900 San Marcelino Street, Ermita, Manila, Philippines 1000.