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The K is Canada’s premiere Filipino-Canadian arts & cultural facility located in Toronto. We are a gathering of hyphenates, empowering artists and entrepreneurs through positive and critical cultural identification.

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‘Tis the Season Once Again: CLUTCH and NAVIGATION Applicant Call-Out!

CLUTCH is back for its 7th year, and NAVIGATION returns for its 2nd–but what exactly are these programs, you ask?

CLUTCH and NAVIGATION are 6-month concurrent, arts-based, cultural immersion programs for Filipino youth, ages 17 to 24 years. CLUTCH and NAV are gender-specific, collaborative programs, which will empower Filipino youth with a sense of who they are, where they come from, and why their voice matters. These programs enable participants to start a dialogue with each other through the arts, get mentorship from professional artists within the community, have access to professional tools to hone their creativity, define their identity, and explore their cultural heritage.

To learn more about these programs and to meet the new volumes’ program coordinators, Kapisanan will host an open house where you can come and mingle with former alumni and mentors in order to get a better feel for what the program entails in terms of involvement, responsibility, and how the participants have benefited from their participation.

Thursday, November 13th, 2014, 6:30-8:30PM
@ Kapisanan Headquarters
167 Augusta Ave

Are you already convinced and want to participate in these programs? If you’re interested in seeing different career paths as a creative, and are looking for a place to learn about your Filipino roots and history, look no further! Details on how to apply after the jump:

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Parol Making Workshops are back!

Parol Making 2014

After a brief hiatus, it’s back! Prep for Pasko at KAPISANAN with a session (or three!) of crafting your own one-of-a-kind parol (Filipino Christmas lantern). Join the community and receive a kit with all the materials needed to light up the holiday season! All proceeds will benefit the centre’s youth programming.

Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture presents
Parol Making Workshop

Thursday Nov 20th 5-9pm
Saturday Nov 22nd 12-4pm
Saturday Nov 29th 12-4pm
Workshop fee: $25

Register for the Parol Making Workshop on Eventbrite below!
Eventbrite - Parol Making Workshop @ the K

Want to attend this workshop, and other Filipino arts and cultural workshops for free?  Become a Member! Contact us at info@kapisanancentre.com to avail of The Kapisanan Membership Program

Kapisanan is a positive space which integrates an anti-oppression framework for young Filipinos to express their voices, exchange ideas and explore their roots together as an empowered community.

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The Scene: Reel Asian Community Partnership 2014!

Blue Bustamante (left) and Manny (right) will be part of this year’s Reel Asian International Film Festival.

Reel Asian will have two Filipino Film offerings for this year’s Film Festival! Because Kapisanan is a proud Community Partner of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, we have a treat for the Kapisanan community.

Yes, you heard that right – we’re treating two lucky members to a night out at the movies, on us! There will be two tickets up for grabs for each film.

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KULTURA Holiday Marketplace – Thursdays in December!

Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture

KULTURA Holiday Marketplace
as part of Kensington Market’s Holiday Night Market

First three Thursdays of December
December 4, 11, 18, 2014
@ 5-10PM
$2 PWYC entry

Featuring curated selection of Toronto’s most vibrant and innovative Filipino-Canadan artisans, craftspeople, and entrepreneurs

167 Augusta Avenue
in Kensington Market

Vendor spots still open! Early Bird rates end November 6!

Got questions? Email info@kapisanancentre.com. See you there!

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Fusion Folk Dance With Hataw *note new day & time!

Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture
In community partnership with
Hataw Performing Arts


Ever wanted to get in touch with your roots through dance? Here’s your chance to learn from the master dancers of HATAW Performing Arts Collective!

What: Filipino Fusion Folk Dance Drop-In
When: Starting November 5, 2014, every Wednesday Night 7PM-9PM


When: Starting  Sunday November 9th, every Sunday afternoon 3pm-5pm
Where: 167 Augusta Avenue
$10 drop in/ PWYC

Interested? Email: info@kapisanancentre.com

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Youth Summit and Volunteer Positions at PanAm

Hey Kapisanan Community! Were you thinking of applying to be a volunteer at the PanAm games? Does the idea of attending the 2015 Youth Summit appeal to you?

There are only three qualifications to be a Youth Summit Delegate:

  • Be an Ontario resident
  • Be between the ages of 16 and 24, as of January 1, 2015
  • Have an interest in community building

Head over to their webpage and apply online now! More details on the Toronto 2015 PanAm/ParaPanAm Games website. Hurry, Youth Summit application deadline is on Friday, October 10!

If your interests run more towards volunteering, they have volunteer opportunities for the PanAm Games as well! You only need the following qualifications:

  • Are friendly, approachable and genuinely enjoy helping people.
  • Have great communication skills.
  • Are reliable.
  • Love working as part of a team.
  • Have a good sense of humour.
  • Interested in helping make the PanAm Games 2015 a success? You can sign up online at their webpage! Read More »

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    The Scene: SpaceFinder Toronto FREE Workshop, Are You Rental Ready?

    This workshop will also have a corresponding video tip series on www.spacefindertoronto.org

    Are you looking for ways to expand operational revenues? Considering renting space to others? Wondering how to find and appeal to renters?

    Whether you own or lease a performing arts venue, a studio, a multi-use space, or even an office, this free workshop has the answers to your questions. Presented by SpaceFinder Toronto, along with its founding partners (TAPA, Artsbuild Ontario, and WorkInCulture), “Are You Rental Ready?” will lead you through a practical assessment to help you generate new revenue streams using your existing facilities.

    Facilitated by Kapisanan’s own executive director, Caroline Mangosing, this three-hour workshop will cover the following topics: assessing available space, handling the workload, planning and budgeting, agreements, and marketing. Kapisanan’s rental facilities is integral to the organization’s sustainability. Caroline’s experience in utilizing our facilities here at Kapisanan to generate revenue will provide participants with unique insights into the process of successfully managing rentals. The workshop will also introduce the participants to the use of SpaceFinder Toronto, the new free online searchable database of cultural spaces.

    Here are the details:

    FREE for everyone!

    Date: Monday October 27th 2014

    Time: 1:30 – 4:30

    Location:   Ada Slaight Hall, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. East, Toronto

    Deadline to register:  Thursday October 23rd

    Please RSVP to Alexis Da Silva-Powell, TAPA’s Corporate Partnerships and Membership Manager at alexisdsp@tapa.ca

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