Katha Pilipinas and UA&P recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement marking the beginning of the Katha Pilipinas Arts Management Series, which will be launched with its inaugural program titled “Navigating Freelancing Life as a Creative.” UA&P President Dr. Winston Padojinog, UA&P Center for Real World Education (CORE) Executive Director Bong Mojica, Founder and Managing Director of Katha Pilipinas Daianne Moreno-Mempin, and UA&P Center for Student Affairs (CSA) Vice Director Joseph Noel Parcon signed the agreement.

Katha Pilipinas, a creative social enterprise and arts management initiative established in 2016, functions based on its three core pillars: arts management, retail, and social action. In 2024, the initiative embarks on a new chapter to create a deeper impact on the Filipino creative community and contribute to nation-building.

UA&P CORE Executive Director Mr. Bong Mojica, Katha Pilipinas Founder Daianne Moreno-Mempin, and UA&P President Dr. Winston Padojinog

UA&P CORE Executive Director Mr. Bong Mojica, Katha Pilipinas Founder Daianne Moreno-Mempin, and UA&P President Dr. Winston Padojinog. Photo by Gabriele Villafuerte.

“Navigating Freelancing Life as a Creative”, designed by Ms. Moreno-Mempin, founder of Katha Pilipinas and an alumna of the University, will equip aspiring artists and creatives with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the evolving landscape of the Philippine creative industries. Through this certificate program, participants will gain valuable insights into the intricacies of freelancing and learn how to effectively navigate the challenges that come with it.

Participants of the program will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts and experienced practitioners who have successfully carved their path in the creative industries. Through interactive workshops, case studies, and practical exercises, participants will gain skills and insights that can be applied directly to their freelancing careers. With the support of UA&P Center for Teaching and Learning, certain aspects of the program will involve the implementation of technology-enabled methods to enhance teaching efficiency.

This pioneering program will be facilitated by UA&P CORE, which to provides practical and relevant learning experiences as part of a professional’s continuous education and growth. As the pilot program of the Arts Management Series, “Navigating Freelancing Life as a Creative” will run in March 2024.

Read more about the program at the Katha Pilipinas website.