This time of crisis has proven that a lot of things can change in an instant. For us working tirelessly in the arts and culture, we have proven that true time and time again.
The Performing Arts and Recreation Center (PARC) Foundation is a non-profit organization whose vision is to spearhead the development of performing arts in the country by enabling young Filipino artists to succeed. Through our flagship program, PARCaralan, we have been able to provide artistic life skills training to 22 scholars since 2018. These scholars who come from underserved communities in San Juan and Tondo have been learning to play classical music and have performed in several events over the past year.
However, with the current policies in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been difficult to conduct the regular face-to-face classes in our creative space in San Juan, Metro Manila. Despite this, we believe that our PARCaralan scholars deserve the best performing arts education we can offer in these trying times. As we say in the arts, “the show must go on,” and for our scholars, we want to keep their show going on strong.
“Project TEMPO: Transition to Engaging Music Program Online” is one of our solutions to this problem. Though our scholars may be a bunch of digital savvy kids and teens, a lot of them still struggle with staying online because internet connection costs money that can be used for their everyday meals and other necessities especially in this time of crisis.
In May 18, we introduced the online artistic training to a few of our scholars. We've expanded their learning from classical string instruments to include lessons on voice, guitar, and fundamentals of music theory. With the money raised from Project TEMPO, and with the help of technology, we can continue the artistic training of our current 22 scholars and reach out to 78 more young hopefuls for a total goal of 100 scholars. Through your help, our foundation will be able to provide allowances for the scholars, teachers, and staff, internet connection, and technical equipment among others that will help make the transition to online classes smoother.
You may find our donor tiers on this page whether you would want to Support a Scholar, Sponsor a Scholar, or Adopt a Scholar. The Amount you will give is equivalent to the necessary materials and equipment to support their artistic growth. Of course, any amount will always count! We will need all the support you can give to keep these scholars' shows going strong!
|Jay Bernardo||31 May, 2020|
|Charmaine Ferro||1 June, 2020|
|Remar Tijing||1 June, 2020|
|Joan||22 June, 2020|
|Geraldine Bernardo||22 June, 2020|
|Patricia Llavore||8 July, 2020|
|DREAM HQ||14 July, 2020|
|Francis Capistrano||29 July, 2020|
Frequently Asked Questions
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Support Our Cause - ₱200
Every amount counts! Your Php 200 will go a long way to help our Music Scholars achieve their artistic dreams!
Support A Scholar - ₱1000
Donating Php 1,000 will let you support a Scholar by providing them with a stable internet connection! This amount will cover the expense of one pocket WiFi gadget or three (3) months worth of intenet connection.
Sponsor A Scholar - ₱5000
Donating Php 5,000 will let you sponsor a Scholar's online artistic training for three (3) months! This amount will be enough to cover the expenses for internet connection, allowances for our volunteer teachers and staff, and the equipment needed to optimize their learning.