SORSOGON CITY, March 2 – A group of Sorsoganon Artists will be launching the KURITon Series: A Community Arts Project in Sorsogon City on April 6-7 2013 (at the Sorsogon State College Main Campus) through a Kuriton Forum as part of their advocacy in educating less-privileged children in various barangays to help and encourage them to engage in artistic activities to cultivate their innate or emergent potentials in the field of arts.The art group called Kurit-Lagting, is a collective artistic collaboration of individual artists and interdisciplinary writers’ organization that incorporates almost all artistic disciplines in teaching both the theories and production of art. Capitalizing on the idea to come up with a community art project to reflect the conditions of an ever-changing Bicolano society through movements of the people in their own cultural landscapes and the places or communities they help shape as they leave and settle in, is best exemplified through the concept of bayanihan and mobility of art in this activity.
The words KURIT and KARITON when combined as KURITon give a more solid grasp on the mobility and bayanihan of art education. It represents mainly the ability for art to move around, to go to places and to reach its destination in healing people and touching lives by making it available to its target audience for a certain period of time, and develops – often in collaboration with local artists – a community project. In KURITon Series, the mobility of art in different forms is the main objective in reaching communities and engaging its members in social activities that advocates in educating children call for the development of relationships between artists, community and environment to help shape initiatives in community development to ensure and establish foundations on which the people can build and develop themselves through collaborative unity and effort.
In partnership with Childfund Philippines, an organization with a firm belief that advocacy work and community education programs help promote the rights of children and youth so that they can lead the families of tomorrow, this KURITon Series: A Community Arts Project indeed advocates social awareness with regards to children/youth protection in making art education accessible to them in their community. ChildFund is partnered with the Federation of Associations for Communities and Children’s Empowerment, Inc., a federation composed of three parent Associations primarily organized to respond to community’s broad and varied concerns of child poverty aiming for a greater impact by implementing programs and services that will aid in the in the improvement of these youth and children.
The main activity under the Kuriton Series dubbed as KURIT KAN SARADIT, is a one month actual community work from April 9-May 3, 2013 travelling to selected barangays as a Pilot Project including Brgy. Sampaloc ,Brgy.Piot, Brgy.Talisay and Brgy.Bitan-o to encourage children to go to school, help parents understand the need for child protection and raise awareness in recognizing both the problems and responsibilities of the youth and their potential to play key roles in becoming productive members of their families and communities.As art educators,Kurit-Lagting members believe that it is important to understand the key concepts of community welfare and development through the examination of the role of Art in shaping communities as an important mobilizing agent in the social, economic, and communal sphere of the people in Sorsogon.
This community arts project is composed of volunteers, artists and cultural workers with the aim to developing the youth’s artistic capabilities and hones their skills in improving their community’s way of life by teaching awareness and rehabilitation through different disciplines in arts and crafts in their own cultural landscape.
For further information about the KURITon Series Community-based Art Workshopplease email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kurit.weebly.com and Kurit-Lagting’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KURITLAGTING. (GMCarretero, KL/PIA Sorsogon))
Mr.Geri Matthew Carretero
Contact address: Sto. Nino Compound Bibincahan, Sorsogon City
Telephone Number: 09158779491