Kapisanan Philippine Centre presents
as part of the 11th Annual KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival:
TAYO: A CLUTCH & NAV Exhibit
TAYO is inclusive. TAYO is us celebrating our identities. TAYO is about love, family, and friendship. TAYO is power found within the arts. TAYO is decolonizing and evolving into better representations of us. TAYO is about hoping that you can connect with our lives.
TAYO is a challenge to stand, an invitation to build, and a celebration for us. Rooted from the Tagalog, the meaning of tayo alters depending on pronunciation (/tæ-yoh/ vs. /tæ-yô/), and ultimately, differentiating itself from kami (a word synonymous with tayo, but renders a more exclusive meaning of us).
This exhibit explores the very distinct and very diverse identities of Filipinx-Canadians — examining where they intersect and stray from each other. Our identity is something we share with ourselves and others.
CLUTCH & NAV ARTISTS
Philippe Pamela Dungao
About CLUTCH & NAV
CLUTCH and NAV are FREE 6-month arts-based, cultural-immersion programs for Filipinx youth (ages 17-24 years) to start a dialogue with each other, get mentorship from professionals 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.
ABOUT Kultura Filipino Arts Festival
Energized by cultural pride and a progressive outlook on the Filipino- Canadian experience, Kultura Filipino Arts Festival has captivated the broader Toronto public for a decade with its innovative programming of live performances, traditional and modern cuisine, curated interactive art installations and a bustling marketplace.
The KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival is organized by Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture, a registered Canadian charity 88838 7404 RR0001
Video produced by Dinah Teston. Filmed in Toronto, ON.
We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario for making these mentorship programs possible.