UP Diliman Honorific Award for Student Performing Arts Group (UPD HASPAG)
WHAT IS HASPAG?
The UP Diliman Honorific Award for Student Performing Arts Group (UPD HASPAG) is an awards system under the Artist Support Program of the UPD Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (UPD-OICA). The award is an honorific appointment attained through the endorsements of the OICA Advisory Board and the UPD Chancellor and approval by the Board of Regents (BOR). It aims to further uplift the welfare of student artists and performing arts groups and to give recognition to their role in the academic, cultural, and artistic life of UPD.
As an incentive program for UP Diliman cultural performing groups and student artists, HASPAG gives qualified groups the honorific title “Official Student Performing Arts Group of UP Diliman (OSPAG).” The OSPAG holds the appointment for three years and enjoys an annual creative grant of PhP250,000.00 to be used for the group’s special projects and productions. Student members of an OSPAG are included in the Office of the University Registrar’s priority list for registration and are eligible to apply to the Performing Arts Scholarship Program (PASP) of UPD-OICA.
- The right to use the title “Official Student Performing Arts Group (OSPAG)” in public events and pronouncements
- A monetary award of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php. 250,000.00) financial subsidy, following government terms, per academic year, to produce relevant project for each academic year of the award
- All student members of an OSPAG are included in the Office of the University Registrar’s priority list for enrollment
- Student members of an OSPAG are eligible to apply to the Performing Arts Scholarship Program (PASP) of UPD-OICA.
- UP Diliman Student Organizations who are PERFORMING ARTS GROUPS whose endeavors contribute to the performing arts, culture, and tradition of UPD; “Performing arts” include but are not limited to theater, choir, folk and ethnic dance, performance art, orchestra, ethnic music and instrumental music.
- The organization is active and officially recognized/accredited as a resident student organization by the college dean (if college-based) or by the OVCSA/OSPA (if university-based) for at least three years.
- At least 80% of the members of the organization are bona fide UPD students. Bona fide students are those enrolled in at least the minimum number of academic units considered as a regular load in a semester.
- The organization has an artistic director who oversees the artistic mandate.
- The organization is guided by a faculty adviser who is a member of the UP Diliman faculty.
- Both the organization’s artistic director and the faculty adviser are practitioners of the performing arts with which the organization is identified.
- Applicant organizations who submit all required documents and comply with the application guidelines
- The call for application shall be disseminated via Facebook announcement and thru email to the OVCSA, all colleges, and UPD student performing groups.
- Submission of the following documents:
a. Cover letter addressed to the Chancellor of UP Diliman through Channels, signed by the Faculty Adviser
b. Duly accomplished OICA-HASPAG-Forms-No.-1-5-Application-Forms (Download here)
c. Only the organization’s output in the last three (3) years prior to the application should be included in the HASPAG Forms
d. All declarations in the HASPAG Forms must be accompanied by documentary proofs (such as production reports, souvenir programs, certificates, photos, posters, videos, copy of citations/reviews, etc.)
e. Updated Curriculum Vitae of Faculty Adviser
f. Updated Curriculum Vitae of Artistic Director
- All application documents should be uploaded to a Google drive to be provided for by the Program Coordinator on or before the designated deadline. For the link, kindly contact the program coordinator via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Electronic signatures on the application documents and recommendation form shall be accepted.
- The faculty adviser is requested to notify UPD-OICA through email@example.com that all applications have been submitted.
- A confirmation email shall be sent by the Program Coordinator upon verification.
- Access of the HASPAG applicants to the Google drive folders shall be denied after the deadline.
- Please submit necessary supporting documents. Incomplete documents will not be evaluated.
4. SUBMISSION OF RECOMMENDATION TO THE CHANCELLOR
5. ENDORSEMENT TO THE UP PRESIDENT AND THE BOR
6. BOR APPROVAL
7. ANNOUNCEMENT/CONFERMENT OF AWARD
1. FIRST LEVEL SCREENING
- Evaluates the artistic merits and productivity of the organization for the last three (3) years prior to the application, which include, but are not limited to: a) Active engagement of the group in the performance arena (e.g. participation in institutional events of the college or the University); b) Performances of high artistic quality; c) Representation of the college or the University in national and international festivals or competitions; d) Local, national, and international recognitions; and e) Citations and awards received
- A review of the group’s track record governed by the criteria: aesthetic innovation; adherence to the University’s mission and vision of honor and excellence; and transmission of artistic knowledge.
- The recognized/accredited organization must maintain its status as a recognized/accredited resident student organization of the college or the University. If the organization loses its accreditation within the appointment period, the honorific award is terminated. The monetary award is likewise terminated.
- The monetary award/subsidy is awarded yearly for the duration of the 3-year appointment period. However, each tranche shall only be released after the group has submitted a project proposal to OICA signed by the artistic director and endorsed by the faculty adviser.
- Since this is a special award, the organization awarded under the HASPAG will no longer be considered for the regular OICA grant.
- Only those conferred with the title “Official Student Performing Arts Group of UP Diliman” shall be considered for the UPD Performing Arts Scholarship Program (PASP).
- Return Service to the University
- Freshie Welcome Assembly
- Anniversaries of Colleges
- UP Foundation Day Celebration
- UP Diliman Arts and Culture Festival
- Linggo ng Parangal
- UPD Christmas Program
- Performances outside the campus wherein the group represents the University (including extension services of their college)
For further inquiries, please contact the program coordinator, Ms. Frances Bacosa at 8981-8500 local VoIP 2659 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.