The Philippines is home to a rich and diverse arts and culture scene, with many talented local artists who are worthy of recognition and support. Unfortunately, many local artists struggle to make a living from their craft, and their work is often overlooked or undervalued. As a result, it is important for individuals and communities to come together to promote support for local Filipino artists.

Fortunately, there will be a concert series featuring Filipino artists from different fields of performing arts in the Malacañang Palace. According to the Palace statement, the “Konsyerto sa Palasyo” was initiated by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to “highlight the nation’s rich culture and world class talent.”

Aside from the support of the government, here are some of the ways in which Filipinos could show their love and support to our local Filipino artists.

One of the simplest and most effective ways to support local artists is to attend their events, exhibits, and performances. This not only provides artists with an audience, but it also helps to build a sense of community and appreciation for their work. Attending local events is also a great way to discover new artists and styles, and to broaden one’s cultural horizons.

Another way to support local artists is to purchase their work. Whether it be a painting, a sculpture, a piece of jewelry, or a print, buying local art helps to support artists financially and allows them to continue creating. It is also a great way to own a unique and meaningful piece of art that can be enjoyed for years to come.

In addition to attending events and purchasing art, individuals and communities can also support local artists by sharing their work on social media and other online platforms. This helps to increase visibility and reach for local artists, and may even lead to new opportunities for recognition and collaboration.

Beyond these individual actions, it is also important for governments and institutions to recognize and support local artists. This can include funding for local arts programs and organizations, as well as initiatives to promote Filipino art and culture on a national and international level.

Ultimately, promoting support for local Filipino artists is not only a way to uplift and celebrate their work, but it is also a way to build a stronger and more vibrant arts and culture scene in the Philippines. By coming together to recognize and support local artists, we can help to create a more diverse, inclusive, and thriving arts community for all.