Performance art: Niya B ©

Brian Hartley

Since 2019, we have awarded grants to support exchange, collaboration and research between the UK and the Philippines.  

Prior to Covid-19, we offered mobility grants designed to support exciting collaborative initiatives in the arts which involved international travel. Given the uncertainty and restrictions brought by the pandemic, we awarded the following grants to deliver online/digital art residencies, exhibitions, webinars, archives, toolkits and research in 2020: 

Meet our grantees and learn more about their initiatives that celebrate diverse cultural expression and knowledge sharing.

2021 Grant awardees

Collaboration Grantees

Name of grantee Project

Joseph Wallace, Animation Director, writer and producer (England, United Kingdom)

Jemina Legaspi, Filmmaker (Bulacan, Philippines)

Environmental Storytelling Through Stop Motion Animation: An exploration of recycled puppetry, sustainable practice and poetic visions

Mac Andre Arboleda, Artist and Founding President, UP Internet Freedom Network (Laguna, Philippines)

April Lin, Artist-filmmaker and videographer (England, United Kingdom)

Toolkits for Counterparts

Emerging Islands, Arts for impact organisation (La Union, Philippines)

Mandy Barker, Photographer (England, United Kingdom)

Plastic Passages: Mapping our way towards collective sea change

Jerome Dulin, Founder and Director, North Luzon Cinema Guild, Inc. (Cagayan, Philippines)

Noémie Mendelle, Director, Scottish Documentary Institute (Scotland, United Kingdom)

LensesXCultures (Lenses Cross Cultures): Creative documentary film lab

Alumni Grantee

MATIC Hub or Materials, Art, Technology, Innovation and Creativity Hub (Cebu, Philippines)

Gillian Easson, Director, Creative Dundee (Scotland, United Kingdom)

#MaterialsWiki - A virtual knowledge sharing with arts and design students

2020 Grant awardees

Collaboration Grantees 
Name of grantee Project

Renan Laru-an, Public Engagement and Artistic Formation Coordinator, Philippine Contemporary Art, UP Vargas Museum (Sultan Kudarat, Philippines)

Helena Hunter and Mandy El-Sayegh, Artists (England, United Kingdom) 

Into the year of birds and clouds (Motions of this Kind 2021 Digital Archives and Research) 

MATIC Hub represented by Patricia Kyle Gillera Mendoza, Project Manager (Cebu, Philippines)

Gillian Easson, Director, Creative Dundee (Scotland, United Kingdom) 

Materials Library Expansion – An art and cultural research collaboration between Cebu and Dundee UNESCO Creative Cities of Design 

33-33 represented by Nathan Comer, Project Manager (England, United Kingdom)

University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology represented by Dr LaVerne de la Peña, Director (Quezon City, Philippines)  

José Maceda’s ‘Cassette 100’ – an international online broadcast 

Everything Green Trading and Consulting represented by Camille Rose Albarracin, Chief Greennovator (Quezon City, Philippines)

Ericka Santiago, Independent fashion designer (England, United Kingdom)  

DisPOSE: A collaborative virtual runway of agri-waste footwear and accessories by Filipino artisans and UK designers 

Nathalie Dagmang, Artist and Educator, Ateneo de Manila University (Marikina, Philippines)

Deirdre McKay, Professor, Keele University (England, United Kingdom)  

Situating soundscapes and textures of migration: A psychogeographic map of the Filipino diaspora during the Covid-19 pandemic 

Niya B, Transfeminist artist (England, United Kingdom)

Bunny Cadag, Multi-disciplinary artist (Manila, Philippines) 

Intimate Threads – performance making and gender plurality in the UK and the Philippines: online residencies and performances
Arts and Creative Economy Research Grantees  
Name of grantee  Research focus 
Stephanie Tudtud, Educator and Creative Director, White Brick (Cebu, Philippines)
Implementation Framework of a 'Practical' Makerspace & Incubator in Cebu City  
Diego Silang Maranan, Educator and Co-founder, SEAD (Quezon City, Philippines) 
The Creative Turn in the Sciences  
Ma Himaya Tamayo, Co-founder, Angat Bayi (Quezon City, Philippines) 

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