Creating a Vibrant Center for Cultural Wealth

Serving our regional Filipina/o/x community through sustainable cultural programming

 

Site

A Series of Pop-Up’s

LAUNCHED

June 2019

Team

Desi Danganan
Gina Mariko Rosales
Kimberley Acebo Arteche


Cultural Center

Starting June 2019, Kultivate Labs commences a new endeavor with the creation of a new Filipino American Cultural Center, rooted in community responsiveness and grounded in sustainability. Our vision involves the need for open community dialogue to steer the design, programming, and execution of a cultural center that wholly serves our evolving community in a way that is rooted in our history, conscious of the present, and reflective of what our future can be.

 

THE GOAL:

We envision programming and the design of a space where youth, families, seniors, and community members can celebrate their collective history while building their hope and vision for a thriving community.

Invest in Cultural
Programming

Activating both historic and new locations in the South of Market, Kultivate Labs is investing $100,000 of our budget to building programming that reflects the rich cultural history of the Philippines and Filipinos in America.

 

Community-Driven Artistic Vision

Kultivate Labs is partnering with SoMa legacy arts organizations to fortify the cultural presence of our community through collaborative projects and artist-driven initiatives.

 

Sustainability

Built on Kultivate Labs’ foundations in economic development, our team is committed to building a self-sustainable center to counter the challenges of gentrification and development in our neighborhood.

 

OPEN CALL FOR PROGRAMMING

Have an exciting idea for an exhibition, event, or project that is relevant to our Filipina/o/x community? Propose your idea to our staff! Please submit at least 2-3 months in advance.


BECOME OUR ADVISOR

Kultivate Labs will be hosting a series of workshops and other community outreach initiatives to gather programming input for a new, Filipino American Cultural Center. To help select and curate the flood of ideas, Kultivate Labs is creating a programming advisory board. The goal of the programming advisory board is to:

Duties

  • Provide thought leadership in his / her / their field of expertise

  • Ensure ongoing community engagement in programming and design

  • Make recommendations to Kultivate Labs on program design

  • Participate and / or observe in programming workshops

  • Give feedback on the development of programmatic outreach & survey

  • Offer ideas/resources to improve or execute ideas gathered from the community

  • Ensure transparency & inclusivity of curatorial decisions