The Artists’ Welfare Project Inc. (AWPI), a SEC-certified NGO, is the coming together of Filipino artists from different disciplines – artists guided by the vision of an increasingly empowered and self-reliant Filipino arts sector that is better able to provide for its own needs with the help of government, business, and civil society institutions that care for artists and the arts.
AWPI’s mission is to facilitate Filipino artists’ participation in government programs for medical, hospitalization, disability, incapacity, retirement, housing and similar benefits; to contribute to the Filipino artists’ empowerment through capacity building programs on artists’ rights, arts management, arts education, wellness, legal information, and other areas of concern; and to engage in activities that sustain the organization.
For the past thirteen years, AWPI’s efforts to assist creatives and artists has gained momentum such as:
AWPI is also committed to contribute to the NEDA Philippine Development Plan 2017-2020 in Promoting Philippine Culture and Values stating that “By 2022, Filipinos will have greater awareness of our diverse culture and values. There will be significant progress towards inculcating values for the common good, cultivating creativity, and strengthening culture sensitive governance and development.” (Page 15. NEDA PDP, 2018)
AWPI BOARD 2019-2020
Carmela Millado Manuel
Mark Anthony Falcon
Jonas George Soriano
Emmanuel dela Cruz
Research and Development Director
2nd Floor Tanghalang Pilipino,
PDC Bldg, CCP Complex Roxas Blvd. Manila
Artists Welfare Project Inc