Arts and Culture

The Arts & Culture Committee, through its member foundations, put together their capabilities, resources, network, and seeks possible funding agencies to support advocacy of the arts and culture in promoting the importance and relevance of the arts in nation building. This is to be achieved through the enhancement of current practices in art education in the school system and by elevating appreciation of the arts in the business sector, civic organizations, and other groups through seminars, cultural tours, and other art-related activities

ChairMargarita Villanueva (Lopez Group Foundation)

Co-Chair: for election

Members:

  1. AES Philippines Power Foundation
  2. Ayala Foundation
  3. Bonifacio Art Foundation
  4. BPI Foundation
  5. Lopez Group Foundation
  6. Metrobank Foundation
  7. Phinma Foundation
  8. TELUS International - Philippines Foundation
  9. Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc.

 

"Rising from Ruin: The Story of Bohol"



The Arts and Culture Committee special event at the 2014 LCF CSR Expo, held July 26, 5:00pm-8:00pm at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5 (Ayala Center).

Rising from ruin, the Arts and Culture committee explored the state of Bohol's build heritage after the devastation of last year's earthquake and the shift in attention toward provinces devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

 

ArtConnection

In 2007, the Arts and Culture Committee of the LCF received a grant from Charities Aid Foundation of Australia (CAF) to implement a 3-year arts education program.

ArtConnection is the banner program of the committee. During the first year, ArtConnection program provided whole day arts appreciation workshops for over 2,000 elementary public school teachers in the NCR and 7 other province in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. This was conducted in partnership with various museums and some of the most respected art educators in the country.

Since then ArtConnection has evolved into a more comprehensive and multidisciplinary art education seminar-workshop, providing extensive trainings to public school teachers from selected pilot schools in the NCR region and Central Luzon. The program is aligned to the current curriculum of the Department of Education in Makabayan specifically in subjects, Arts, Music and Social Studies (HeKaSi).

In 2008, CAF granted another project under ArtConnection, the “Art-as-Therapy” in partnership with Kythe, a foundation for young cancer or terminally-ill patients. This program is designed to provide opportunities for hospitalized children to achieve healing and a better quality of life through art. The components of the program are the art workshops, art exposure trips and an art exhibition.

LCF believes that as we work towards enhancing the quality of education in our public schools, arts and culture education must play an important role. It is through arts and culture programs that we can instill in students a strong sense of pride and appreciation for our country’s history and culture, an important factor in nation building.

 

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ArtConnection Workshop

"ARTCONNECTION MILESTONES"

2007: LCF focuses on planning the program and building partnerships with DepEd.

2008: LCF partners with FHL, which designs the program and enlists a team of experts on Philippines history, visual arts, literature and music. The experts deliver a series of lectures to over 1,000 public school teachers at FHL in Makati City.

2009: LCF and FHL host exposure trips and deliver intensive lecture-workshops to the teachers from the selected pilot schools. An editorial team is formed to work on the teacher’s resource book, a draft of which is immediately produced. On November 21, three teachers from PAREF Woodrose School test the draft by conducting demo classes at FHL for the teachers from the pilot schools.

2010: Two teachers from Marilao Central School demonstrate how they teach Makabayan. This exercise gives LCF and FHL ideas on how to improve the resource book. Focused group discussions are facilitated by FHL for the teachers in Marilao and NCR. They suggest materials to be included in both the resource book and the accompanying CD. FHL reminds the teachers that they are facilitators of learning and that the traditional teacher-centered classroom is a thing of the past.

Finally, after a year of research and writing, the ArtConnection resource book is formally launched in July