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Arte' Pilipinas Open Call for Artist

Arte Pilipinas provides a platform for Filipino artists in the UAE to showcase world class talent and creativity.

Arté Pilipinas, a unique, first-of-its-kind festival showcasing art, cuisine, performances and public installations, attempts to pioneer an ambitious cross-cultural exchange between the Filipino, the Emirati and other expatriate communities. The two main presentations of the Festival focus on art and cultural production and cuisine from the Philippines. Presented by the Philippines Business Council – Dubai & the Northern Emirates, under the patronage of the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai, Arté Pilipinas is a community festival showcasing the richness of art and culture from the Philippines.


1. a four-day electrifying festival celebrating the rich and beautiful arts and

culture of the Philippines.

2. a platform showcasing the artwork of UAE-based Pinoy artists to a regional

and international audience.

3. a festival that connects the Filipino diaspora with the other communities in

UAE through a curated series of exhibitions and performances.

4. a festival that features painting, film, mixed-media installations as well as

spoken poetry, music, dance and a special edition of ‘Sagala’ and ‘Sinulog’ by

the Pinoys in UAE.

5. the singular, most ambitious and monumental project of the Philippine

Business Council – DNE in collaboration with the Phil Consulate in Dubai and

the Pinoys in UAE.

The United Arab Emirates is considered a dynamic, cosmopolitan society due to the diverse nationalities and ethnicities that live within its borders. From Australasia to Southeast Asia to Eurasia to West Africa to Latin America and the Caribbean, the UAE’s residents comprise over two hundred nationalities – almost matching the number of UN state members.

In recent years, the UAE has catalysed on this unique society by introducing a variety of cultural, social and economic initiatives that celebrate and highlight the contributions of these various communities. In the Emirates, one of the largest diasporic groups is the Filipino community where over 500,00 have called it their second home.

Their contributions to the UAE society span education, healthcare, arts and culture, wellness, automotive and airline industries and much more. Yet, to date, very few public undertakings have focused on exchanging and learning about the culture of the Philippines. Most cultural and public projects have been small in scale and isolated as an experience from the larger UAE society.

#ArtéPilipinas OPEN CALL is on! 15 October, 2019 - Deadline for Submission

Submit your portfolios to website: - application link

SOURCE : Arte' Pilipinas | Mr. Elton


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