Young Filipinas, where you at?

CLUTCH Vol. 4 starts Fall 2011. Apply now!

KAPISANAN is gearing up for the next round of CLUTCH, and we want you!

Are you interested in exploring different art streams? Want to know more about music, photography, film & video, theatre, and visual art, but don't know where to start? Feel like you need to be in touch with your roots and your own history? Then the CLUTCH program is for you!


CLUTCH is a FREE 5-month arts-based program for young Filipina artists (females aged 17-24 years old) to start a dialogue with each other, get mentorship from professional artists within the community, have access to professional tools to hone their creativity, define their identity, explore their community, and tell their stories on their terms.

Free use of equipment and facilities will be provided during the program, including but not limited to art studios, still and video cameras, computers (Mac platform), and necessary art supplies.

Workshops will be held on Saturdays from September 2011 to February 2012.

Read on for more information on how to apply!


You can download the application here: Clutch Application 2011. Deadline is August 15th, 2011.

Once you've filled out the application, you can scan and email it to us (email: or print and hand it to us in person at Kapisanan headquarters: 167 Augusta Ave. Toronto, ON M5T 2L4. Drop-in hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12-8pm.

We look forward to your applications!

Be inspired.