About

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; design and implement educational outreach programs for elementary through college age students; lead cultural tours to the Philippines; and more.

KULARTS KEY PROGRAM COMPONENTS

KULARTS PRESENTS contemporary and tribal Pilipino art through works by local American Pilipino and international Philippine artists. Kularts engages the public in contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts and culture through full-length concerts, evenings of shared programming, and through visual arts exhibits & installations. Annual spring and fall seasons include: the new world aesthetics of emerging and accomplished Pilipino Americans; artist mentorships through page-to-stage programs (like Pinay Stories); transnational performances and workshops with the Philippine Master Artists In Residency Program (PMAIR); the Parol Lantern Festival & Parade; and exhibitions, art demonstrations, and community-driven mural-arts creation.

EDUCATION ARTS PROGRAM educates diverse American communities in Pilipino art forms and their influence on contemporary performing arts in both school and community settings.

PHILIPPINE TRIBAL TOUR is a 2-3 week immersion tour of the Philippines’ indigenous communities designed for U.S.-based artists.

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