ABOUT - WP

Founded in 1985, Kularts is the premier presenter of contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts in the United States. We are a non-profit arts organization based in San Francisco, California.

Our mission is to inform and expand the understanding of American Pilipino culture and preserve the spirit and integrity of ancient Pilipino art forms. We produce innovative artistic works; foster mentorship among emerging and established artists; facilitate local and international collaborations; lead cultural tours to the Philippines; and more.

KULARTS KEY PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • Kularts Presents commissions and showcases contemporary and tribal Pilipino performing arts by American Pilipino and international artists throughout the year, presenting over 100 artists each year. Recent commissioned artists include Philippine dance master Jay Loyola and composer Florante Aguilar.
  • The Community Engagement Program produces participatory art-making activities in traditional and contemporary art forms taught by Pilipino American artist instructors. In addition to regular community workshops for youth and adults, the program produces the annual Parol Lantern Parade & Festival in partnership with the Filipino-American Development Foundation.
  • The Visual Arts Program commissions community murals and visual arts projects, as well as presents exhibitions such as Kodakan: Filipinos in the City led by Wilfred Galila that explored evolving perceptions of Pilipino identity and presence.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Elisa says:

    Your website made me feel sad but yet happy at the same time. I was viewing your recreation of old photos and saw that a few were of my grandparents (Fred and Caroline Ubungen). Thank you for that. 🙂

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