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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.