About Us


The Performing Arts and Recreation Center (PARC) Foundation is a registered, non-stock, non-profit organization founded in December 2015 which is committed to harnessing the power of performing arts to transform lives - especially the youth.




Our Vision

To spearhead the development of performing arts in the country by enabling young Filipino artists to succeed.



Our Mission

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.




Goal

To create social and cultural impact through its Community Development, Artist Empowerment, and Youth Development programs.



Core Values

PASSION, RESILIENCE, INTEGRITY, COMMUNION, EMPATHY



“Everytime we get to help someone,it’s the best feeling in the world.”

Wilmer Guido (1992 - 2017), Founder

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.


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Our Trustees

Chairman
William T. Guido

Vice Chairman
Francisco “Jay” Bernardo III

Co-Founder & Executive Director
Larissa “Issay” Nodalo-Gatmaitan

Trustees
Dr. Raul Sunico
Maestro Rodel Colmenar
Jasper Evangelista
Alvin Kingson Tan
John Gan
Bobby Kok
David “Dabs” Liban Jr.
Edgar Saavedra
Antonio “Tony” Lopez


OurPrograms

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

We establish partnerships to create performing arts-based activities to achieve a common goal.

ARTIST EMPOWERMENT

We provide striving performing artists a performing arts hub they can call home and a support group that helps them with their training / production needs and takes care of their wellness.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

We harness the power of performing arts to transform the lives of underprivileged children & youth through our ​flagship program ​called “​PARCaralan​.”


Our Events

Check it out!

Take the Leap into Entrepreneurship

February 25, 2020

Two Left Feet

An Abslolute Begginer's Basic Dance Class

Two Left Feet

An Abslolute Begginer's Basic Dance Class

Ampalaya Monolgues

REISE Mixed Voices in Manila

February 27, 2020

Go Volunteer 2019

Discover Yourself Through Volunteering

Act Avenue Theater Festival

February 29, 2020

Lucindas Big Opening

May Isang Sundalo

Spring Awakening

PARCners Night 2020 Vision

March 19, 2020

Improve Sandwich

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Support Us

There are many ways by which you can support The PARC Foundation:


DONATE

  • > Help us enable young and striving Filipino artists to succeed. The PARC Foundation accepts donations in cash, in kind, or in form of services.
  • > For cash donations, please deposit to:
       i. Account Name: The Performing Arts and Recreation Center Foundation Inc.
       ii. Account Number:
                                     BPI: 4931-0062-96
                                     PNB: 1651-0241-53
  • > Please send a copy of the deposit slip / proof of money transfer to inquiries@theparcfoundation.ph. We will send a confirmation e-mail once we receive it.



SPONSORS

  • > Join Project SAYA - Sponsor A Young Artist! For only Php 40,000, you will get to sponsor the artistic life skills training of a young deserving scholar for one whole year. Be part of the making of our country’s future top-notch artists.
  • > Co-Create a CSR Project with us! With our pool of artists and facilities, we can create performing arts-based activities to achieve your CSR goal.


FUNDRAISE

  • > Do you have an upcoming event? A birthday party? Or perhaps a merchandise campaign? Make The PARC Foundation your beneficiary.


REQUEST A PERFORMANCE

  • >Invite our PARCaralan scholars to perform in your event.


  • Buy our advocacy shirts and watches

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Carrying the torch

In the natural order of things, we’ll often read about how a foundation or a notable endeavor is dedicated to the memory of a father or mother, how the children are carrying on a tradition set by their parents....

"Spirit of Giving" events rides high

Co-founder and executive director of the Performing Arts and Recreation Center (PARC) Foundation Issay Nodalo gets emotional thinking about the the success of the first-ever “Spirit of Giving: The Performing Arts Ball” held recently at Conrad Manila..

"Spirit of Giving"

“Spirit of Giving: The Performing Arts Ball” is presented by The PARC Foundation in cooperation with Singapore Embassy in Manila, Global Cultural Alliance, Millet World, Chinoy TV..

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