Kayamanan Ng Lahi performs traditional Filipino dance. Photo by David Rodriguez


The Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts and Culture, also known as FilAm ARTS, is a multi-disciplinary community arts organization whose mission is to advance the understanding of the arts and diverse cultural heritage of Filipinos in the United States.  With three public programs — the Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture, the statewide Pilipino Artists Network, and the arts education program Eskuwela Kultura — FilAm ARTS’ organizational purpose is to engage diverse peoples in cultural arts as a synergistic approach to individual and community self-determination and empowerment.

Living Cultures Grant


Para sa Lahat: A Ceremonial Celebration

In 2023, FilAm ARTS, supported by ACTA’s Living Cultures Grant Program, will produce of “Para sa Lahat: A Ceremonial Celebration,” a collaboration between local Philippine Folk Arts groups of Los Angeles.

Fan dance. Photo by David Rodriguez

FilAm ARTS received support for a collaborative project between FilAm ARTS, Malaya Filipino-American Dance Arts of Los Angeles, and Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble of San Diego in response to the need to facilitate knowledge-sharing and coalition-building amont traditional Filipino performance groups in Southern California. The partnership will include a series of community engagement meetings and workshops to build Philippine folk dance vocabulary, and a culminating presentation.

2012, 2011, 2007, 2006

FilAm ARTS received a grant from ACTA’s Living Cultures Grants Program to support traditional arts components of their annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture, which include performances, lectures, and workshops in dance, music, ritual pageantry, spoken word, spiritual healing arts, and other art forms.

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