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Artist Support Program

This program nourishes the creative energies of UP Diliman artists, critics, and cultural workers.


1. Financial Grants Program

Financial assistance is given to UPD units and organizations for projects and programs relating to the broad field of culture and arts. These include, but are not limited to cultural and artistic productions, exhibitions, educational workshops, and other artist-support programs. Grants take the form of partial subsidy and shall not exceed the total project cost.

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2. UP Diliman Honorific Award for Student Performing Arts Group (UPD HASPAG)

This is an incentive program where qualified UPD student performing arts groups are appointed as Official Student Performing Arts Group of UP Diliman for a period of three years. During this period, each group receives an annual monetary grant of P250,000 to be used for special projects and productions.

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3. UP Diliman Performing Arts Scholarship Program (UPD PASP)

This is a scholarship in form of a tuition waiver or stipend (for those covered by the free tuition policy) awarded to deserving student-performers who are members of an Official Student Performing Arts Group of UP Diliman. It is also an honorific award with the title UPD Performing Arts Scholar.

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4. UP Diliman Visual Arts and Cultural Studies Scholarship Program (UPD VACSSP)

This award is in the form of a tuition waiver or stipend (for those covered by the free tuition policy) awarded to deserving students in the visual arts and in programs related to arts and cultural critiques/studies.

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5. UP Diliman Creative Critical Thesis Grant in the Arts, Culture, and the Humanities (UPD CCTGACH)

This is a competitive thesis grant for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral UPD students in the following disciplines, but not limited to: painting, sculpture, visual communication, industrial design, architecture, landscape architecture, heritage studies, theatre studies, art studies, comparative literature, area studies, Philippine studies, anthropology, cultural studies, Asian studies, clothing technology, interior design, tourism, and language studies.

The thesis grant is a financial subsidy amounting to P50,000 for undergraduate, P75,000 for master’s and P100,000 for doctoral students. The grant is envisioned to defray some of the student’s expenses in conducting research or producing creative work.

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