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We are now accepting applications for two (2) Filipino artists living outside of Metro Manila to participate in our artist residency program located in Bagac, Bataan.

Our residency program offers decelerated time and space  towards research and further development of the resident’s practice in dialogue with the historical memory and present-day context of Bataan. Artists selected will also have the opportunity to collaborate with artisans from the workshops of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, fueling innovation in a wide range of art making practices, including but not limited to visual art, performance, architecture and image making.

We are interested in collaborating with artists who wish to be immersed in BAP’s Bataan residency campus and have greater access to learning, resources and networks, and who are interested in being part of a unique artistic environment, exposure to traditional craftsmanship methods, collaboration with rural communities, and to have space and time for research, thought and dialogue with other arts and cultural practitioners.

A jury of former BAP Residents and BAP Team will comprise the selection committee.


The residency is for one-month period, occurring between September through December 2019. Applicant must provide one preferred dates and one alternative dates.

Open Submissions: March 13, 2019
Application Deadline: May 17, 2019
Review and Interview Period: May 18-30, 2019
Notifications: June 3, 2019

Restrictions: Individuals only. Application is open ages 40 and below.
Geography: Must be a resident outside Metro Manila.
Additional eligibility information:

  1. Applicants must be an undergraduate degree holder or with a minimum 5-years’ experience or professional practice. Undergraduate students are not eligible to apply. Community-based/site-specific art practice is encouraged.

  2. Applicants must have a working knowledge of either English or Tagalog.

  3. Submit CV, portfolio and exhibition history.

  4. 2 letters of recommendations.

  5. Letter of interest (500-750 words; in English, Tagalog, Bikolano, Bisaya, Cebuano, Ilonggo, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Pangasinense, Maranaoan, Tausug, Waray-Waray, and other accepted).

Submit all to with subject: “OPEN CALL FOR FILIPINO ARTISTS_Name”

Facilities and Services
Private room (Bataan) and shared housing (Manila)
Travel: One roundtrip airfare to Manila (NAIA/Clark International)
Meals: Included (Bataan only)
Studio and materials: Included (Bataan only)
Transport: Included (Metro Manila-Bataan and Bataan-Metro Manila only)
Research support: Included (Bataan and Manila)
Research grant: 15,000PHP

Additional Expectations: Post-residency project proposals will be reviewed upon completion of residency.

Contact us
Tel: +63 (02) 817 2205

For any further questions, please contact us.
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