Creative Communities to Inspire the Artist in You

Anne Marielle Eugenio
PUBLISHED October 11, 2018 04:40 pm
Art by Dani Elevazo

We now live in an era where expressing your ideas and art are easy, all thanks to social media. We all have something new to offer and it would be great if we would be able to share them with like-minded people. It’s healthy to immerse yourself with groups who would appreciate and help you improve your craft.


That is why we are here to introduce you to certain creative communities that might be helpful for you. Check them out!


Common Room


Proudly Pinoy crafts is what Common Room promotes. This little space provides a platform for over 200 local crafters and brands. Only quality handmade crafts are found here--from notepads to unique accessories. They also hold workshops and creative talks, all to bring out the best of Pinoy creativity.





 


 

 



 

 


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Art in the Park


Art in the Park dubs itself to be "the country's most significant affordable art fair". Art in the Park started in 2006 and has then since gathered a diverse collection of artworks from galleries to art schools. If you're looking for amazing yet affordable art pieces, Art in the Park has them in store for you.





 


 

 



 

 


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98B Collaboratory


Located along Escolta Street, the heritage business center in Manila, 98B Collaboratory is also one of the communities that provide a space where artists can interact with other artists of different kinds. It is community/network/library/kitchen/shop, depends on what the situation demands, really.


 





 


 

 



 

 


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Philippine Education Theater Association (PETA)


If you’re looking for a platform to express your art through theater, PETA will provide you the space you need. They also provide workshops and train artists, all for the vision to use theater as a tool for social change and development.





 


 

 



 

 


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Guhit Pinas


Guhit Pinas is probably one of the most well-known online groups where artists can showcase their work. This was founded by two young Bicolano students--a cartoonist and a writer. Since then, it became a platform for artworks and is now the largest organization of Filipino visual artists in the Philippines.



Metal Pen


Another online community where digital artists can share their artworks and have it criticized (constructively, of course) by their fellow artists. It focuses mostly on concept design, character art, and digital illustration.


Whether it is about paintings, digital art, handmade crafts, or even theater, we hope these platforms will inspire you to express your art and talent. These creative communities are almost saying, “There is room for you here.” So, go ahead and fill that room with pure creativity.

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