THE PERFORMING ARTS AND RECREATION CENTER FOUNDATION







ABOUT

Our Advocacy, Vision and Mission, Core Values, Our Story, Board of Trustees, Institutional Partners



   Our Advocacy


Performing arts—it’s the song you have on repeat, the actors in your favorite movie, the play you watched recently, the dance video that went viral online. It is the inspiration and the foundation supporting your other passions and pursuits. Without us fully realizing its impact, performing arts is an integral part of our lives.

Imagine a world without performing arts. Do you see a world you can live in? Do you see a life you can enjoy?

So many people say that they can’t live without music, dance, and theatre, yet they put little value into it and feed into the “starving artist” stigma.

Performing arts should be fueled. It deserves a platform that allows it to flourish. It’s about time we changed the image of the “starving artist.”

Here at The PARC Foundation, we provide the platform to support the people who bring performing arts into our lives. PARC is here to give them a HOME where they can create more and pursue more of the things they are passionate about.

Our HOME is a holistic support system enabling artists to live their passions.
> Hub with 10 Creative Spaces
> Opportunities through Programs
> Mentors & Partners for Collaboration
> Events & Production Support


         Vision


The PARC Foundation spearheads the development of performing arts in the country by enabling Filipino artists to succeed.

         Mission


We aim to create a sustainable ecosystem for performing arts, with PARC functioning as an open hub for artists to congregate, hone their skills, equip themselves for their future careers, and become relevant contributors to society.


    Core Values



    Our Story


The PARC Foundation was established as a non-stock, non-profit organization in December 2015. It was founded by Wilmer Guido, a passionate 23-year old whose dream was to put up a performing arts center to help people, especially the underprivileged youth and struggling local artists, fulfill their passions as well.

Determined to achieve his dream, Wilmer formed his core team with like-minded friends Samsam Santiago and Issay Nodalo. As a first move, they repurposed an old office building into a performing arts hub. On June 1, 2016, they officially opened their doors to the public. Since then, The PARC Foundation has been a second home to numerous performing artists and groups who enjoy our creative spaces at the friendliest rates.

In response to the stigma that the performing arts is only for well-off individuals, the foundation launched PARCaralan in December 2017. The aim of the program is to bring free quality arts education to some of the most talented and promising children from underserved communities near PARC.

Unfortunately, it was during the same month when PARC lost its founder due to a sudden illness. But with the support of his family and the Guido Group of Companies, Wilmer’s spirit lives on and his legacy continues through The PARC Foundation and its mission to enable and support the Filipino performing arts community.


Board of Trustees


William T. Guido

Chairman & CEO, Guido Group of Companies

Ms. Issay Nodalo

Co-founder & President, The PARC Foundation

Dr. Raul Sunico

World-renowned pianist & former President of the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Maestro Rodel Colmenar

Founder & Music Director of the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra

Prof. Jay Bernardo

Director at ACE Center for Entrepreneurship & Chairman of StartUp Village

Mr. Jasper Evangelista

Chief Operating Officer, Globaltronics, Inc. & former Vice President of Marketing for Solaire Resort and Casino

Ms. Luz Gatmaitan

Corporate Secretary, Globaltronics, Inc.

Mr. Alvin Kingson Tan

President & CEO, Fil-Chi Media Productions (Chinoy TV)

Architect William Ti, Jr.

Principal Architect of WTA Architecture & Design Studio

Mr. John C. Gan

Head of Product Development, Entrepreneur


         Affiliates







PROGRAMS

PARCaralan, Artist Residency, Artist Partnership, Emerging Acts



PARCaralan


PARCaralan aims to give free music, dance, and theater classes to talented young Filipinos from underserved communities in San Juan. LEARN MORE


Artist Residency


The PARC Artist Residency Program is a two-year grant that helps artists and artist groups in need of institutional, marketing, venue, and monetary supports. LEARN MORE


Artist Partnership


The PARC Foundation offers customized partnerships with artists who can assist in our programs and events in exchange for marketing benefits and creative space discounts. LEARN MORE


Emerging Acts


PARC Emerging Acts aims to showcase young and upcoming artists in an intimate space where their voices will be amplified through the power of social media. LEARN MORE



COMMUNITY

Volunteer Program, Internship Program, Student Ambassadors



Become an ArtVocate!


Here at The PARC Foundation, we believe in the power of living out your passion and creating the opportunities to fulfill dreams through the arts. Our ArtVocacy seeks out the people who are just as passionate as we are. Our home is always open for people like you!:
1. ArtVocacy Volunteer Program
2. ArtVocacy Internship Program


Student Ambassador


The PARC Foundation’s Student Ambassadorship Program is for high school, college, and university organizations and performing arts groups who are in need of spaces and institutional support. LEARN MORE



SUPPORT US







“Everytime we get to help someone, it’s the best feeling in the world.” — Wilmer Guido (1992 - 2017), Founder


By supporting The PARC Foundation, you can help us harness the performing arts to create contributors to society. Our artistic ecosystem makes performing arts socially relevant. With your help, we can continue creating programs and opportunities that enable artists from all walks of life a way to establish themselves as part of the nation-building community.

Account Details:
> Account Name: Performing Arts and Recreation Center Foundation, Inc.
> Account Number: 4931-0062-96
> Bank: BPI Pedro Gil Branch


NEWS & EVENTS

More info and updates from The PARC Foundation



NEWS



Weight of Words at Pineapple Lab

Experience “Weight of Words,” a solo devised theater performance that rediscovers the power of words. Tackling themes on bullying and mental health, it explores how words can renew hope in this chaotic world. Come and discover your inner power.....





MVGS Law extends pro bono legal services to The PARC Foundation

On 12 April 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between The Performing Arts and Recreation Center Foundation, Inc. (The PARC Foundation) and Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano (MVGS). Through said MOU, MVGS shall extend corporate legal services to The PARC Foundation on a pro bono basis.....





Move Manila and The PARC Foundation Holds a Limited Series of Dance Events and Workshops This Summer

Move Manila, in partnership with The PARC Foundation, has set up a series of dance events and workshops to cater to the dancers and dancers-at-heart with ....





The PARC continues to serve artists, talented young Filipinos

FOR the first time since it started operations three years ago, The Performing Arts and Recreation Center (PARC) Foundation opened its hub in San Juan with pocket....





Cultured!: PARC Foundation Is Back—And It's Bigger And Better!

Last May 18, right in San Juan, the heart of Metro Manila, an arts hub opened the doors of their humble home for a fiesta of music, dance, and theater. The event, dubbed “A Walk in The PARC,”....





A Walk in the PARC

Throwback to last December 7, 2018. Here's a recap video made by Globaltronics Creatives....



Alumni Excellence Award of Jubilee Christian Academy

The life of Wilmer Guido shall be etched in the hearts of the individuals has touched...



The Passion and Dreams live on

The Whole Globaltronics Family is sadden by the untimely passing last month of Mr. Wilmer Guido, Our Vice president of creatives in the company. January 13 marks his first birthday anniversary so there will be a series of tributes spearheaded by PARC Foundation, one of his founding legacies. Below is an article about Performing Arts and Recreation Center which released last year, to expound on the story and vision behind this foundation. (Read Full Article)



New Philippine Cultural Hub

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Dance for a Reason, Dance at The Parc

Are you into dance? Perhaps, an aspiring professional dancer, a dancer in your past life (as in before work got in your way), a student-artist who wants to improve himself/herself, or simply someone who wants to learn how to dance? We know you love dance in one way or another. That’s why, we’re bringing you Dance at The PARC. (Read Full Article)



The Parc (Performing Arts and Recreation Center)

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Contemporary Dance Classes in the Parc

This class offers basic dance techniques derived from Modern Dance, that later on evolves into allowing students to learn to explore movement in different dynamics, react to music in unique ways and improve memory and focus through dance combinations. It also includes strengthening and stretching exercise!(Read Full Article)



Review: 'Suicide Incorporated' tackles taboos

MANILA -- Talking about death is uncomfortable enough, but more so if that death was a suicide. Family and friends of a suicide victim would almost always suffer severe guilt feelings about why they were not able to see it coming, and no one wants to talk about it.(Read Full Article)



Suicide Incorporated’: A play to help raise mental awareness

n Twin Bill Theater’s eye-opening production of “Suicide Incorporated”, the aim is to shed light and raise awareness on mental health issues to its audiences.(Read Full Article)



Suicide Incorporated

where a company that edits suicide notes exists. Now imagine being part of that company. Suicide Incorporated centers around a company that makes money by drafting suicide notes. The business is Hallmark gone Wall Street, turning a profit by bullishly pushing its clients to perform the unspeakable. (Read Full Article)



Suicide, Inc.’ aims to spur Pinoys to open up about depression, suicide

The daring theater group Twin Bill Theater mounts “Suicide, Inc.,” a play tackling sensitive, if not taboo, issues to encourage more people to talk about mental health.(Read Full Article)



The PARC Manila: Partner for Dance

The hip hop dance community is pretty much growing here in the Philippines. A lot of potential dance crews are sprawling everywhere from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Those dancers are coming out with their dreams to share their talents, to represent our country in international competitions or to simply enjoy God’s gift to them.(Read Full Article)





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