Kularts Presents: NEW Saturday Workshop Series – JUNE to NOV 2017!

June 23, 2017 in Classes & Workshops

6.23 Eblast

What’s next Kularts!?

We’re teaming up with some of our local Pilipino pamilya organizations & artists of various disciplines to present workshops showcasing the incredible arts & culture in the diaspora: 

Join us once a month (Saturdays) starting:

July 29, 2017
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission Street, SF, CA 94103
12 – 5 PM

Comics, dance, martial arts, music, baybayin, theater, cooking, creative writing and so much more! Keep an eye on upcoming eblasts for details about instructors and monthly themes! 

Sign-up for FREE June edition of Don & Raf’s Comic Storytelling Workshop [SAT June 17]

June 9, 2017 in Clan of Saints Bay, Classes & Workshops, Isugid Pinoy, Uncategorized


Workshop Form

Illustrators Don Aguillo & Raf Salazar will be leading a FREE June edition of their comic storytelling workshop NEXT week: 

Saturday, June 17, 2017
1 – 4 PM
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

From the “Clan of Saints Bay” comic book to the 2016 and 2017 legacy honoree artworks, Don and Raf have transformed some phenomenal Pinoy leaders in the Bay Area to their superhero, comic form!

Ever wondered how it’s done? Learn how to create + tell your own stories through comic artwork! 
Sign-up for the FREE workshop + bring your friends! 

Share your thoughts about #Kulartsdd2017

June 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

Eblast 6.7

Nothing but LOVE for all of you who came out to support the 2nd Annual Dialogue on Philippine Arts & Culture in the Diaspora!

HUGE thanks to all of our moderators, panelists, performers, workshop instructors, honorees, volunteers, and everyone a part of the 2017 Dialogue Pamilya! Such beautiful conversation, company and great times!

Special shout out to our Toronto friends for their amazing performance & special thanks to DATU for sharing the photo above!

Also, salaamat to our Dialogue Social Media producer, our fabulous artist from Australia, Caroline for getting our Instagram going (@kulartspresents) check out the interactive activity she put on throughout the Dialogue! #kulartsdd2017

Read all about the event in Wilfred Galila’s Inquirer.net feature:  Artists explore state of Filipino art, culture in the diaspora


Last but not least…we need YOUR help one last time.

What did you think about the Dialogue? Suggestions? Ideas? Let us know by filling out this short/anonymous post-event survey:

Dialogue Survey

2017 Dialogue on Philippine Arts & Culture in the Diaspora THIS Sunday May 28 & Monday May 29

May 23, 2017 in Dialogue on Philippine Arts & Cutlure, Uncategorized

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Volunteer Dialogue

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For just $20, join us for FOUR panel discussions:

Sunday, May 28 [9:30 AM – 4:30 PM]
DISCUSSION PANELS – Advance Ticket: $20

A rare, compelling convening of conversation with 20 community leaders, funder reps and multidisciplinary artists in the Diaspora engaging in panels centralized on 4 themes:

Cultural Entry Points // Contemporary + New Folk // Art Business & Civic Engagement // Diasporic Panel


Check out the line-up:

SUNDAY MAY 28, 2017

This year we’ve rounded up 20 community leaders, funder reps, and multidisciplinary artists in the Diaspora to share in panels, centralized on four essential areas:

Cultural Entry Points: What are the immersive cultural learning experiences in today’s digitally dominated world?

Contemporary/New Folk: How are contemporary artists deeply trained and/or experienced in traditional Philippine art forms defining the new folk genre?

Art Business & Civic Engagement: What are the essential business tools for a successful arts practice? How are the arts/artists essential to civic engagement and community building? How is civic engagement and community building essential to the arts/artists?

Diasporic Panel: How does Philippine dance, music and cultural practices inform the creations of diasporic western-trained artists?

*As part of the Discussion Panel Ticket, enjoy a buffet-style lunch AND a special performance by Toronto’s DATU, special collabo with Jonathan Mercado!



Join us for a delicious spread, and special tribute presentations for four outstanding Pilipinos in our community: Evangeline “Vangie” Buell (Advocacy, Literature & Music), Allan Manalo (Theater and Performing Arts; Bindlestiff Studio) Bernadette Borja Sy (Community Leadership; FADF and Bayanihan Community Center), and Carlos Zialcita (Music; The San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival)

MONDAY MAY 29, 2017
• WORKSHOPS: 9AM – 1:30 PM

9:15-10:30 AM • Dance workshop with Parangal Dance Company’s Eric Solano
10:35-11:50 AM • Dance workshop with Master Artist of Philippine Dance, Jay Loyola
12:15-1:30 PM • Music workshop with ethnomusicologist Bernard Ellorin, PhD

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