ESKWELA, a new educational initiative by Bellas Artes Projects (BAP) will be instituted on May 2019. The program is an experimental school period for transdisciplinary thought and context- responsive art making.
ESKWELA is a reflection to the moment where the 1867 Rafael Enriquez y Villanueva Mansion (BAP’s headquarters in Bataan) served as Escuela de Bellas Artes, the second oldest art school in the Philippines. With ESKWELA, an alternative form of learning and teaching is proposed wherein participants may navigate, debate, and share in an interdisciplinary platform content that is already part of the rich discursive field in Manila.
BAP Artistic Director invites film theorists, anthropologists, curators, historians, and dancers from the Philippines and abroad will lead intensive seminars and workshops within five topics structuring the ESKWELA program: Queer Filipiniana, Asia Pacific, Visual Histories of War and Postwar, Movement and the Choreographic Turn in Performance, Indigeneities and Art, and Context Responsive Art Practice. The seminars will take place at Bellas Artes Outpost in Makati in two separate sessions in 2019. The first cycle will be on May to June while the second cycle will be held on September to October.
Applications for enrollment to ESKWELA are open to participants across fields in the arts and the humanities. Regardless of age, whether a student, an artist, art historian, dancer, museum worker, thinker, or passionate in linking cultural production with phenomena in society—they’re welcome to join. 
An enrollment fee of P800 per seminar (each seminar varies 1-day or 2-day closed door sessions) will be given. Applicants may apply to a minimum of three seminars to obtain a certificate of participation. Snacks, refreshments, and materials will be provided.
For further details regarding curriculum, schedule, and enrollment, you can access that will be available in March.
For inquiries and more information, please contact or(02)817-2205.