As settlers of this land, we have an important responsibility to acknowledge the grounds on which we are privileged to gather - the traditional lands of the Cree,
Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene and Nakota Sioux nations. This territory is known today as Treaty 6 territory and is also home to the Metis Nation.
Although our heritage extends to the Philippines, we have benefitted greatly from living on this land. And as we strive to thrive and strengthen our presence here, we commit to uplifting indigenous voices, respecting traditional lands, and working towards reconciliation.
THE PHILIPPINE ARTS COUNCIL
Established in 2016, the Philippine Arts Council's main objective is the promotion and development of Philippine art and culture, and the Filipino artist. Seeking to strengthen the artists'/creatives' position and impact in the Canadian landscape, it aims to:
establish a network of artists, creatives and cultural workers engaged in the work of Philippine art and culture, in the fields of dance, music, theatre, literature, film, visual arts, digital arts, design, cuisine, crafts and Filipino martial arts
provide programs in the training and advancement of Philippine art and culture
provide performance opportunities and foster artistic collaborations
establish a repository of Philippine art and culture resources
establish a network of art benefactors, philanthropists and supporters
raise resources in support of the promotion and development of Philippine art and culture, and artists, creatives and cultural workers who are Filipino or of Filipino-descent
provide a space for insights and best practices, and strategic planning on artistic endeavours for sustainability and greater impact
The Philippine Arts Council is composed of:
artists, creatives and cultural workers who are engaged in Philippine art forms
artists, creatives and cultural workers who are Filipinos or of Filipino-descent
persons and organizations involved in the work of/on Philippine art and culture
students and persons participating and/or volunteering in the programs of the Philippine Arts Council
arts benefactors and sponsors
Know more about Philippine Arts Council's Organizational History.
The Philippine Arts Council is based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Go to the Be Involved page for more information on membership and supporting the Philippine Arts Council.
Founding Board: Current Board:
Herald Casana Herald Casana
Jojo Lucila Lito Velasco
Lito Velasco Lucy Manuntag
Paul Briones Kehrl Reyes
Jojo Lucila (Artistic Consultant)