Artists Welfare Project: Art & Fashion Fair + Membership + Social Welfare

AWPI-ArtFair-SocialWelfareThe Artists’ Welfare Project, Inc. (AWPI) is participating in the National Art and Fashion Fair organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to be held at SM Megamall Megatrade Halls 1-3 on August 14-16, 2015.

The AWPI Booth is open from 10 AM – 10 PM. Besides the display of artists’  merchandise, the booth also caters to AWPI Membership Registration as well as to Social Welfare Registration.

AWPI Membership is open to Filipino artists from all disciplines who are 18 years old and above, with the following experience:
Literary artist – has authored 5 poems or 2 short stories
Dance artist – has participated in 5 productions
Music artist – has participated in 5 productions
Theatre artist – has done 5 performances
Film artist – has done 5 performances
Architect – has built 5 structures
Visual artist, designer, and photographer – has participated in 5 exhibits
Traditional artist – has practiced any of the following: weaving, embroidery, basketry, traditional house-building, pottery, traditional chant, traditional dance, and other forms of traditional knowledge with an aesthetic aspect
Technical support/crew (i.e. lighting technician, sound engineer, make-up artist, etc. – has participated in 5 productions

You may also download the membership form here and email to

AWPI Partnership with SSS, PAG-IBIG and PhilHealth

Since early this year, AWPI has partnered with SSS, PAG-IBIG and PhilHealth to make artists’ registration, pension counselling as well as loan counselling easier for artists and cultural workers, majority of whom are freelancers if not contractual/seasonal employees.

SSS Requirements for New Registrants: 
Please bring any one of the following primary documents (original and photocopy)
1) Birth certificate (issued by the NSO or certified by the Local Civil Registrar)
2) Baptismal certificate
3) Driver’s License
4) Passport
5) PRC Card

New registrants are further asked to bring any one of the following secondary documents (original and photocopy)
1) ATM Card with cardholder’s name, or without name but with certification from bank
2) Bank Account passbook
3) Birth/Baptismal Certificate of children
4) Company ID
5) Credit card
6) GSIS card/Certificate of Membership
7) Health or Medical Card
8) ID Card issued by Local Government Units
9) ID card issued by professional organizations recognized by the PRC
10) Life Insurance Policy
11) Marriage Contract
12) Membership card issued by private companies
13) NBI Clearance
14) OWWA card
15) Pag-IBIG Membership Data Form;
16) Police Clearance
17) Postal ID card
18) School ID
19) Senior Citizen card
20)Temporary License and Student Permit issued by the Land Transportation Office
21) Transcript of School Records
22) Voter’s ID Card/Affidavit

SSS Renewal Requirements
1) Full name
2) Date of birth
3) Philhealth, SSS, and Pag-ibig nos.
4) Name of last employer (if employed)

SSS monthly contributions (minimum: PHP 120 / month) will be paid afterwards at SSS-credited banks, or at payment centers, or at SSS branches.

PHILHEALTH Registration Requirement
1) Please bring any valid ID.

The minimum Philhealth contribution for self-employed artists is 600.00, covering for one quarter. One may also opt to pay 1,200.00 (bi-annual payment for the self-employed); or 2,400.00 (annual payment for self-employed).

PAG-IBIG Registration Requirements
1) Any valid ID
2) Accomplished form downloadable at PAG-IBIG website or available at the AWPI booth.

The minimum contribution is a minimum of 200.00 per month, with options to pay quarterly (600.00), or bi-annually), or annually (2,400).

The Artists Welfare Project Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2007. It was set-up by a group of Filipino artists from various disciplines in an effort to contribute to artists’ wellbeing by 1) tapping into government agencies that provide welfare benefits to Filipino citizens; and by 2) pushing for legislation that will provide long-term solutions to Filipino artists’ vulnerable conditions.

For more info about our national campaign, committee projects and membership, send a message to:
Jenny Bonto, Executive Director
Ryan Murillo, Executive Assistant
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Contact Number: +63927-5753531
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About Joanna Lerio

cultural journalist, multidisciplinary artist, educator, traveller, dreamer, yogini, vegetarian, advocate
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