Kularts Presents
KULARTS PRESENTS showcases contemporary and tribal Pilipino art through works by local American Pilipino and international Philippine artists.
POMO (Post-Modern American Pilipino Performance Project) is an annual stage production created to focus, highlight, promote, and elevate the American Pilipino Post-Modern Aesthetic.
PAGE-TO-STAGE PROGRAM is an artist's mentorship program that guides emerging Pilipino American artists from the creative to performance phase.
THE PHILIPPINE MASTER ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (PMAIR) Project sponsors a 4 to 6 week residency of Philippine master artists to create meaningful and engaging exchanges with major US arts and academic institutions and the Pilipino American community
THE ANNUAL PAROL LANTERN FESTIVAL & PARADE has become a must-see event during the holiday season. Presented by the Filipino American Development Foundation (FADF) and Kularts, this massive celebration includes a joyful march from Bayanihan Community Center to the Yerba Buena Gardens to the warm glow of the star-shaped Filipino Parol Lantern.
PURO ARTE FESTIVAL is held by Pilipino American artists, academics, and community members to discuss Pilipino American aesthetics and arts/cultural histories; share information and build skills around the processes of creating, presenting, and funding work; and network and explore artistic collaborations with other participants.
EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS are curated visual exhibits at the Bayanihan Community Center
Kularts began presenting Pilipino and Asian American performing artists in 1994, bringing exciting new work to local audiences while enabling the artists to achieve a new level of professionalism and visibility. In 1998, Kularts in association with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts launched POMO, an annual festival highlighting new multi-disciplinary works by American Pilipinos. In 2000, Kularts embarked on cross-cultural exchange with Philippine artists and presented The Warrior Project, a collaborative work by Alleluia Panis, University of the Philippines' Kontra Gapi, and warrior artists of Bahala Na Giron Arnis Escrima of Stockton, California. In 2002, Kularts organized successful residencies for two Philippine artist groups: the theater-based Sining Kambayoka Ensemble (SKE) of Marawi, Mindanao, Philippines, and the folkloric dance company Sining Kumintang ng Batangas. By 2003, the Philippine Master Artists In Residence (PMAIR) program was established with the successful sponsorship of Helobung Cultural Troupe, a Tboli arts group, of Lake Sebu, Philippines. During PMAIR concerts Kularts began the Mindanao Tribal Market Installations and in 2006, Kularts held its first photo exhibit by Ifugao photographer Ruel Kabiggat Bimuyag at Bayanihan Center. Kularts partners with other arts organizations, academia, and community members to produce collaborative projects such as the Annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade and the Puro Arte Festival. Today, Kularts is proud to be a major presenter of works by Pilipino American and Philippine-based artists.


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