The Philippine Business Council in Dubai and the Northern Emirates (PBC-DNE), in collaboration with the Philippine Consulate-General, has night called on Filipino artists in the UAE to take part in Arte Pilipinas, a four-day festival celebrating the rich and beautiful arts and culture of the Philippines. Dubbed as the singular, most ambitious and monumental project of the PBC-DNE and the Philippine Consulate, Arte Pilipinas will run from February 4 to 7, 2020 to showcase works of participating artists to a regional and international audience.

The festival aims to “connect the Filipino diaspora with the other communities in the UAE through a curated series of exhibitions and performances”, organisers said. It will feature “painting, film, mixed-media installations as well as spoken poetry, music, dance and a special edition of ‘Sagala’ and ‘Sinulog’ by the Filipinos in the UAE”.

Filipino artists may send their applications until October 15. Exhibiting artists will be announced on November 17.

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