TAGALOG 2019 presented by Bindlestiff Studio
Oct
17
to Nov 3

TAGALOG 2019 presented by Bindlestiff Studio

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OPENING OCT. 17 @ Bindlestiff Studio: TAGALOG 2019, a collection of one-act plays written and performed in the national language of the Philippines, with live English translation creatively woven throughout the evening.

In its third year, Tagalog 2019 features three new playwrights from the prestigious Virgin Labfest of the Cultural Center of the Philippines making their U.S. debut in SOMA Pilipinas.

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TANAW II @ Undiscovered SF presented by SOMA Pilipinas
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

TANAW II @ Undiscovered SF presented by SOMA Pilipinas

This year's Tanaw feature the reissue launch of the 1975 Liwanag Art Anthology and the implementation of the National Endowment for the Arts - Our Town grant, bridging the artistic and creative contributions of our community past and present during 2019's final night market on Stevenson Street.

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Congressional Gold Medal Fundraiser for Filipino WWII Veterans presented by Bayanihan Equity Center
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Congressional Gold Medal Fundraiser for Filipino WWII Veterans presented by Bayanihan Equity Center

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The Bayanihan Equity Center invites you to grab lunch on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7Mile House to support our efforts in awarding 100 living Filipino World War II veterans or their surviving family members with a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal

The organization receives 10% of all sales between 12:00-4:00 pm. All of the proceeds will go into funding an upcoming Congressional Gold Medal Award Ceremony.

You can learn more about our fundraising efforts here: https://donorbox.org/cgm

Event info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/377995346227824/

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AUDITIONS: Puppeteers & Makers @ Bindlestiff Studio 
Sep
21
to Sep 28

AUDITIONS: Puppeteers & Makers @ Bindlestiff Studio 

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Seeking Storytellers to be Puppeteers & Makers for Bindlestiff's First-Ever Children's Show in Spring 2020!

Sponsored by a CA Arts Council Grant, Bindlestiff Artist-in-Residence Ramon Abad is seeking to fill 4-6 puppeteer roles for THREE once-a-month Saturday afternoon children's shows at Bindlestiff Studio in January-March 2020 that he will direct.

Saturday, Sept. 21 & Sept. 28, 130 - 400 PM

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Stories High XIX presented by Bindlestiff Studio
Sep
12
to Sep 21

Stories High XIX presented by Bindlestiff Studio

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The culmination of Bindlestiff’s long-running annual page-to-stage workshop series, featuring all-new and original work by emerging writers, actors, and directors.

Sponsored in part by:
PAWA (Philippine American Writers and Artists), Inc.
San Francisco Grants for the Arts
San Francisco Arts Commission
MOHCD - SOMA Stabilization Fund

Tickets: https://storieshigh19.bpt.me/

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Jason Bayani & Randy Ribay In Conversation presented by Kearny Street Workshop
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Jason Bayani & Randy Ribay In Conversation presented by Kearny Street Workshop

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Join KSW director Jason Bayani, creator of Locus of Control, and the writer Randy Ribay, author of Patron Saints of Nothing, at Arkipelago Books the first week of September for an intimate conversation in one of the community’s most indispensible arts spaces.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/randy-ribay-jason-bayani-in-conversation-tickets-68658514465?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0FwbXdw2aWXPmqaX6w5hg5T9VGtZ8KymjisvMsMtFH4okdaLY2kHAnRWE

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AGASAN Workshops @ Bindlestiff Studio & Community Well
Aug
31
to Sep 1

AGASAN Workshops @ Bindlestiff Studio & Community Well

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AGASAN

In the Ilokano dialect means, “to heal or give medicine”; a multi-phase project that includes workshops and an interactive offering to address ancestral trauma.
Open to anyone, AGASAN is for those willing to explore creative pathways of healing: artists, workers, youth, elders, POC, LGBTQ, service providers and especially communities within the diaspora.

WORKSHOPS

Offered in a 3-part consecutive series or as individual workshops, each workshop within the series examines the intersection of wellness, being and the arts. Prior experience in the arts is not necessary.

Movement
Patricia Ong (Sama-Sama Cooperative)


Visual Arts
Jeffrey Yip (Macrowaves)
Bernardo Josue (Kontent Films)

Sound
Lisa Melnick (CIIS)
Rachel Lastimosa (SOMA Pilipinas)

$50 - 3 part workshop series
$20 - individual workshops

Accommodations may be made for those with financial hardship. Limited space,
RSVP: agasanproject@gmail.com

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Interdisciplinary Writers' Lab 2019 Fellows Reading presented by Kearny Street Workshop
Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

Interdisciplinary Writers' Lab 2019 Fellows Reading presented by Kearny Street Workshop

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Celebrate the Interdisciplinary Writers Lab (IWL) with a reading by participants and instructors at the conclusion of the three-month workshop that encourages the development of new literary forms and voices. Interdisciplinary Writers Lab (IWL) is a multigenre master class for emerging local writers of color presented by Kearny Street Workshop in collaboration with the Asian Art Museum.

2019 Instructors: Tongo Eisen-Martin, Elaine Castillo, Marga Gomez
2019 Fellows: Amber Butts, Cesar Cadabes, Kristin Chang, Paula Mirando, Naihobe Gonzalez, Melissa Hung, Sarah Matsui, Jenna Peng, Damali Robertson, Dena Rod, Golda Sargento, Karthikraman Sethuraman, Maya Sisneros, Raia Small, J. Xiang

Free with museum admission.

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WE ARE HIRING CHHESS CONSULTANTS!
Aug
20
to Sep 27

WE ARE HIRING CHHESS CONSULTANTS!

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Dear Friends:  

FADF is hiring consultants to help with the CHHESS process for SOMA Pilipinas.  Please see desired qualifications and job description below.

To apply, please send a 1-2 page cover letter regarding your interest and qualification, your rate,  as well as a resume and brief pertinent work samples (research paper, policy analysis, cultural arts plan) to:  raquel@somapilipinas.org by September 13, 2019 at 5pm.

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BACKGROUND:

FADF is hiring consultants to complete the Cultural Heritage Housing Economic Sustainability Strategy (CHHESS) Report for SOMA Pilipinas.    We are hiring 3 different consultants who are knowledgeable of specific areas of concern within the CHHESS and can independently and in a team deepen research and conduct stakeholder focus groups and interviews with community based and institutional experts. 

Desired general qualifications for each position are: 

  • Experience working with community development, arts, cultural and/or urban planning sector;

  • Strong analytical, research, writing, communication, and facilitation skills;

  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others;

  • Familiarity with San Francisco City government, policies, civic, arts, and political landscape;

  • Experience facilitating stakeholder interviews and meetings;

  • Experience working with the Filipino community and proven commitment to social, economic, cultural and arts equity;

  • Bachelor’s and Masters degree in pertinent fields of study;

  • Experience working with communities of color and populations at risk of displacement highly preferred

  • Familiarity with SOMA community and ability to speak or understand Filipino a plus.

 

FADF is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

 

ARTS CONSULTANT (AC)

Lead assessment of SOMA Pilipinas artist and art & culture organization needs and develop strategy to advance support and resource development .

 

The Arts Consultant will interface with City department staff (especially Arts Commission and Grants for the Arts, but including other City art & culture funders like the PUC and DCYF), as well as the California Arts Council to identify existing and potential programs, policies, and resources, and develop a strategy and advocacy plan to advance SOMA Pilipinas artist and art & culture organization sustainability through City resources and partnerships.  They will work with staff and  community members--especially the arts & culture cohort--to help shape and prioritize strategies.   They will develop a feasibility study for a physical performing arts space within the cultural district.  They will write arts & culture section of the CHHESS based on the plan.  

 

Specific qualifications desired for this position:

  • Experience working with City departments and civic arts & culture funding sources, processes, and policies, including grants and public art programs.

  • Experience working with artists and arts organizations to determine needs in the field.

  • Experience leading organizational development and capacity building initiatives for organizations ranging from $150K-$500K

  • Experience creating cultural arts plans and field initiatives highly preferred

 

 

 

Anti—Displacement Research Consultant (ADRC)

The ADRC will consolidate, synthesize, and conduct further research on anti-displacement and community development strategies including tenant and housing rights, site acquisition, strategies for community ownership, and other stabilization strategies for residents, businesses, service and arts organizations.  They will work with staff and community, City, and other stakeholders to prioritize anti-displacement and community development strategies for the CHHESS report an consolidate economic indicators and data resources.  

Specific qualifications desired for this position:

  • Experience and strong knowledge of San Francisco housing and land use community struggles, policy debates, existing and potential strategies, and data resources on jobs housing sustainability

  • Experience researching land use and community development strategies against displacement of residents, businesses, community institutions;

  • Bachelor’s and Masters degree in urban planning, land use, and other pertinent studies

 

Overall CHHESS Coordinator (OCC): 

 

Overall CHHESS Coordinator will lead the overall consolidation, synthesis, stakeholder engagement and writing of the CHHESS report.   They will work with staff and City staff to design the engagement process to have strong and streamline systems for getting stakeholder and expert feedback, prioritization and ensuring strong education and buy-in from community on the strategies identified. The OCC will also help synthesize findings and recommendations from the Progress Report and other findings and working documents that have been developed in the last few years of developing our cultural district.   The OCC will take the lead in drafting, editing, and designing the report.  

 

Specific qualifications desired for this position:

  • Excellent research, writing, policy analysis, and facilitation skills;

  • Experience and knowledge of San Francisco housing and land use community struggles, cultural landscape, and policies and potential strategies for anti-displacement, community development, arts equity, and land use;

  • Bachelor’s and Masters degree in sociology, political science, land use, urban planning, cultural studies and/or other pertinent studies.

 

For background on SOMA Pilipinas, pls review our website: https://www.somapilipinas.org and our Progress Report. 

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Baybayin: State of Scripts in the Philippines & Film Preview presented by Kristian Kabuay + Arkipelago Books
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Baybayin: State of Scripts in the Philippines & Film Preview presented by Kristian Kabuay + Arkipelago Books

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Join us for an evening of discussions about the latest efforts and issues around the proposed Philippine Indigenous / Traditional Writing Systems Act. Founding chairman of Baybayin Buhayin, Jay Enage from Manila will be present to give an overview of the bill. Books will be available for sale through Arkipelago Books.

Kristian Kabuay will also be showing a preview of his upcoming art film.

More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/583802802147577/!

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Undiscovered SF: SUNDAY STREETS
Aug
14
to Aug 18

Undiscovered SF: SUNDAY STREETS

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UNDSCVRD SF @ SUNDAY STREETS
3RD WAVE FILIPINO FOOD | MUSIC | ART | DANCE | CULTURE


On Sunday, August 18th, UNDISCOVERED SF is popping up at Sunday Streets for a 12 block long street festival for kids to play, seniors to stroll, organizations to connect and neighbors to meet in the heart of SOMA Pilipinas. Doors open 11am.


Performing Live:
NATIVE ELEMENTS (LIVE) - Feel-good reggae
DAKILA - Legendary Latin jazz rock band
ASTIG DJ CREW - A tribute to OPM: Past, Present, & Future
DJ DONDON - Rising turntablist & hip-hop DJ
+ more


ALL AGES are welcome! FREE and open to the public. RSVP for a FREE Undiscovered pin!

For complete music lineup, featured vendors, and more please visit - www.undiscoveredsf.com

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Pistahan 2019 presented by FAAE: "Crossing Barriers & Bridging Cultures"
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Pistahan 2019 presented by FAAE: "Crossing Barriers & Bridging Cultures"

Experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw over 80,000 people over the weekend. Admission is free and fun for the entire family!

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Granny Cart Gangstas presents: Bukaka: Air It Out
Aug
8
to Aug 25

Granny Cart Gangstas presents: Bukaka: Air It Out

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The Granny Cart Gangstas are coming in hot this summer! In 2019, the Grannies have been sharing their crazy antics up and down the state on a mini-tour. This August, they are doing a full 3-week run for the first time! Check out their special brand of limitless, raunchy, unabashed brand of comedy from this all-female, Asian-American sketch comedy troupe! Don't miss your chance to catch Bukaka: Air It Out!

Featuring: Alexis Dayers | Aureen Almario | Aura San Miguel | Ava Tong | Dianne Chui | Felicia Jacobe | Julie Kuwabara | Lynie Abadilla | Nic Feliciano | Paula Sison | Sunshine Roque | Tatiana Dayers | Thuy Tran

Photo credit: Kate Dash

Thursday, 8/8 @ 8 pm Community Night, pay what you can
Friday, 8/9 @ 8 pm
Saturday, 8/10 @ 8 pm
Thursday, 8/15 @ 8 pm Community Night, pay what you can
Friday, 8/16 @ 8 pm
Saturday, 8/17 @ 8 pm
Thursday, 8/22 @ 8 pm Community Night, pay what you can
Friday, 8/23 @ 8 pm
Saturday, 8/24 @ 8 pm


Community Night - Sliding Scale, pay what you can
Students & Seniors - $15
General - $20
Support the Artist - $30

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OPEN ARTIST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: KULARTS SF
Aug
5
to Aug 7

OPEN ARTIST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: KULARTS SF

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If you are an artist and/or know of an artist that would like to present work at Urban Live Art + the Pilipinx Diaspora in the 2019-2020 season, contact program@kularts-sf.org for more information and fill out the submission form by clicking on the button above. Deadline for submission extended to August 7, 2019.

More info at https://www.kularts-sf.org/urban-live

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Maniltown Heritage Foundation Presents: I-Hotel Eviction Commemoration
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Maniltown Heritage Foundation Presents: I-Hotel Eviction Commemoration

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Please join us for an afternoon of community sharing as we honor the memory of the August 4th 1977 International Hotel Eviction. We will begin the program with a screening of Curtis Choy’s iconic documentary “The Fall of the I-Hotel” followed by stories and sharings from the community. Please bring your own I-Hotel story to share with us.

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KSW Presents: Monsters I Have Been
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

KSW Presents: Monsters I Have Been

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TONIGHT: KSW Presents: “Monsters I Have Been,” a poetry reading featuring Kenji Liu (Monsters I Have Been) and MT Vallarta. This event explores the many possibilities of our relationships to gender and gendering, and to reimagine ways of being in gender and being of gender, so that we can create space for ourselves in the world. The title of this event comes from Kenji Liu's latest poetry collection.

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CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS: HELP DESIGN THE DISTRICT
Jul
22
to Aug 12

CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS: HELP DESIGN THE DISTRICT



SOMA Pilipinas Call for Public Art 

SOMA Pilipinas is  commissioning initial concepts for a public art portfolio for designs for future projects including:


Gateway

Signage and Public Realm Markers

Plaques

Crosswalks


SOMA Pilipinas is interested in creating an expressive and culturally significant portfolio that reflects the people, vision, experiences and/or history of the South of Market. Applicants may be established veteran artists, emerging artists, urban designers, architects or even members of the community that do not necessarily have an arts background. Individuals or collectives may apply for the program however a collective must apply with a lead artist as the main applicant.


Proposals will be sought in a two-stage process: first, we will make a call for qualifications, which does not require a specific proposal, but asks for a letter of interest, initial concepts, and a portfolio of your past work. Second, based on those submissions, we will select finalists to commission to make conceptual designs in the aforementioned categories. 


Selected finalists will receive a small commission ranging from $500-900 depending on the project.  Chosen designs may be included in SOMA Pilipinas’ public realm portfolio that will be presented to the public, funders, stakeholders, as well as to city officials and developers for potential implementation in the future.


One application is allowed per design project. Applicants may apply for multiple projects. Applicants will be selected  by a panel and experts in the public realm field. Feedback will be made available to applicants on their proposals.


Background

SOMA Pilipinas is in the Heart (SPH) is a public art planning process, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), that will strengthen SOMA Pilipinas - San Francisco Pilipino Cultural Heritage District’s cultural resources and visibility through strategic assessments of the neighborhood landscape, available resources and best practices. This planning process includes the creation of a portfolio of potential projects that can be leveraged as district organizers negotiate with developers, the city, and major institutions. Together with the cultural district’s fiscal sponsor, Filipino-American Development Foundation (FADF), SOMA Pilipinas will draw on advisement of the SFAC’s Public Arts Program and engage key stakeholder organizations such as Kularts and SOMCAN, residents, and Filipino artists--including emerging, master, and youth artists. 


FADF and SOMA Pilipinas will focus on a continuation of the initial phase of the larger SPH project so that our priority goals of a strategic public art plan and portfolio of initial designs can be realized. The district has negotiated commitments from specific sites-in-development and has identified key locations for public realm projects. These plans will be realized with community-led vision and artistic framework in place. In the past two years SOMA Pilipinas has undergone a community process, with the help of volunteer committee members, other organizations like SOMCAN and in collaboration with non-profit developers, we’ve held design charrettes, urban design workshops and surveyed community members, residents, workers, artists, etc. to identify potential iconography and symbolism that may be incorporated into public realm and public art projects, such as:



Sampaguita

Jeepney

Filipino fruits & vegetables

Animals (sarimanok, carabao, etc.)

Textiles

Iconic Philippine landscapes

Materials (bamboo, capiz, etc.) 

Banderitas


While proposed concepts are not required to include these cultural markers, these reflect community discussions to-date and are guideposts for selections and discussions about proposals.


How to Apply

Submit a letter of intent & up to 5 images of past work by the deadline Monday, August 12, 2019- 5pm to rlastimosa@somapilipinas.org with the subject line: “SOMA Pilipinas is in the Heart - (Insert First Name and Last name) LOI”. 


In the letter, include the project design you’d like to submit for (i.e. Gateway, Signage and Public Realm Markers, Plaques, Crosswalks), and any initial concepts or direction you may have. Please detail any past experience that might support your application. This includes but isn’t limited to: art, design, community planning background, participation in any design charrettes or workshops, and/or any relevant information that supports your relationship to the Pilipinx community in SOMA organizationally and individually.


Images of past work should  be geared toward giving the review panel a sense of your artistic skill, ability to explore concepts, and exploration of relevant cultural themes. Please do not send proposed designs for new public art at this stage--proposals will be commissioned if you are selected. Images should be sent as .jpgs or links to specific, hosted image files. Please do not send full websites for review.


Monday, August 12, 2019 - LOI due

Friday, August 30, 2019 - Applicants informed of the opportunity to submit design proposals

Monday, September 23, 2019 - Design proposal are due

December 2019 - NEA SOMA Pilipinas Portfolio completed


For more information on SOMA Pilpinas visit:

https://www.somapilipinas.org/about

https://www.somapilipinas.org/vision

https://www.somapilipinas.org/history


For any questions please email Rachel Lastimosa - Arts and Culture Administrator at rlastimosa@somapilipinas.org

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Undiscovered SF: THROWBACK EDITION
Jul
20
4:00 PM16:00

Undiscovered SF: THROWBACK EDITION

On Saturday, July 20th, UNDISCOVERED SF Creative Night Market returns at a fresh new location 598 Stevenson St. @ 7th St. This month's theme is THROWBACK EDITION, featuring Bay legend JOCELYN ENRIQUEZ alongside a fresh lineup of food and shopping, right in the heart of the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District! FREE to the public.

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 4PM @ 598 Stevenson St.

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SIGAW: A Shadowplay
Jul
19
to Jul 29

SIGAW: A Shadowplay

The export of care has haunted the Filipina narrative, but what happens when care hits a breaking point? SIGAW (Tagalog for "scream", "shout", or "cry") is the story of Marissa, a composite character based on the controversial article on the tragic experience of Eudocia Tomas Pulido, and interviews with current domestic workers.

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