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Paid Artists in Residency Program Open at SF Kapwa Gardens

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Kapwa Gardens SF opens in March 2021, in SOMA.

Filipina/o/x artists, perk up your ears because Balay Kreative has openings for artist in residency programs for different disciplines.  Cash, studio space and making dope art are all on the table.

SOMA’s newest garden is opening March 2021, and it’s going to be full art instillations (you can volunteer to help build it here).   And if you are muralist, they are offering several paid residencies to contribute!

Kapwa Gardens Mural Residency

Balay Kreative is launching a Mural Residency at Kapwa Gardens, a new wellness community space in SOMA Pilipinas. Art installations will run for three months and each artist in resdience will receive:
1. $1500 towards completing two murals, with up to $500 in material expenses
2. Six months of studio space at the Balay Kreative Artist Pop-Up Studios at Republika SF

Applications are due on February 12, 2021. To apply, please visit

Kapwa in Excelsior

Artists have an opportunity to display their work through window panels of an open storefront in Excelsior. This program, sponsored by Make it Mariko events, is seeking art that can bring energy and life to a busy corridor, reflect on the Filipino community experience in Excelsior and/or their love for the Filipino community.
The artist stipend of $1200 is inclusive of materials and artist fee. Applications are due on February 12, 2021. To apply, please visit

Balay Kreative Streaming Hub

A multi-media studio for DJ’s and Chef’s to hold online streams around cooking and music. The streaming hub will be designed to support the growing trend of DJ’s hosting music events on Twitch and Food Entrepreneurs growing their audiences with live online cooking workshops and demos. The first series of cooking demos will feature the chefs of #FilipinosFeedTheFrontlines showcasing healthy Filipino cooking techniques starting in March.

Kultivate Labs is a Non-profit Economic Development and Arts Organization. They create commercial ecosystems by accelerating businesses that preserve culture and community. They provide space and opportunities for the arts to flourish so that commercial activities are activated and reflect the community at large.

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