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Don’t sleep on these art initiatives that aid typhoon-hit communities


PSA to all art enthusiasts: Now’s the time to open your purse. While similarly reeling from the recent battering of Typhoon Ulysses, individuals and collectives have organized art events and mobilized resources to help out those most affected by the natural calamity.

If you’d like to help, here’s a roundup of art-related causes you may want to join in.

  1. Print Jam 2020 by Shelterfund


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Shelterfund, a photographer’s local initiative to help other Filipino photographers, has launched Print Jam 2020 to sell art prints by  Filipino contemporary artists. Aside from supporting artists during  this  pandemic, it is also donating 10 percent of the total sales of the Print Jam 2020 initiative to “LGUs assist(ing) in typhoon relief, rescue and rehabilitation efforts.” In case you’re curious about its roster of artists, check out Rox Lee, Lena Cobangbang, Mark Salvatus and MM Yu, among others.


  1. Guhit Pantawid


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Guhit Pantawid was launched by artists Toyo, Fluffy, Waterdiet and Nobi. They offer portrait commissions in exchange for donations for victims of the typhoon. If you want cute icons for you and your friends, hit them up at [email protected].


  1. Couch PH


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If you’re a fan of Couch PH’s peak Y2K accessories and stickers, your next purchase can help a family survive. Proceeds from its colorful P500 packages will go directly to For The Future, an environmental service initiative which has already raised more than P1,000,000 as of Nov. 13. 


  1. Betsy Cola


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Betsy Cola’s whimsical characters take the lead in her latest art sale. You can help typhoon-hit communities by scoring temporary tattoos, enamel pins and sticker sheets in bundles priced at P700 and P1,000.

More artists have opened their commissions as relief efforts. Check out Scout’s thread for more art initiatives that need your help. 


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