COMMUNITY

We will be posting updates as well as sharing more community initiatives, resources and opportunities here. Please take note of these on-going efforts organized by independent artists, small businesses, collectives, and local agencies.

If you’ve got something that should be added to this list feel free to email hello@ilostmygig.ph

  • Indierectory Manila // An initiative by GIGIL, an independent ideas agency itself, for all advertising independents in our industry. Its goal is to bring together a comprehensive list of ad independents and help freelancers thrive in their businesses this 2020. Through The Indierectory, ad independents will have a platform to showcase their work that’s directly available to hiring agencies and companies. WEBSITE
  • The Den Manila // We know how it is important to stay closed during this pandemic. However, this takes a toll on our sustainability and our small team as well.  In the meantime, if you’d like to support and give our little shop a boost during this difficult time, please consider purchasing a Bounce Back Card. WEBSITE
  • COMMONROOM #ReStore // Help small businesses bounce back. Shop, pledge, and uplift local brands through our custom products and services. WEBSITE
  • Online Delivery Channels // Where to find Ready to Eat, Grocery, Beverages, Frozen Meals Etc. 340+ suppliers. GOOGLE DOCUMENT
  • ECQ Philippines SME Services Masterlist // For the SMEs looking for service providers crucial during this quarantine period i.e. digital marketing, website service providers, IT, accounting systems etc. Below is another collaborative sheet for your reference. Ror service providers willing to provide 𝙋𝙍𝙀𝙁𝙀𝙍𝙀𝙉𝙏𝙄𝘼𝙇 𝙍𝘼𝙏𝙀𝙎 to Philippines SMEs during this time, please add your services here: GOOGLE DOCUMENT
  • Paper Panic Project // New works made by visual artists, designers, illustrators, street artists, poets, comic artists, photographers and architects from the Philippines and beyond working with/on toilet paper to create art in the time of a pandemic. (The project’s Instagram account is @paper_panic_project.) (SOURCE)
  • COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources // This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. WEBSITE
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Philippines // Online Meetings & Other Resources to Stay Sober During the Coronavirus Pandemic WEBSITE
  • Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty // If you are struggling, here are some things you can do to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty. WEBSITE
  • #LockdownLab // A think tank for open source solutions and hacks to help each other survive the current pandemic. Repository of resources and survival tips for COVID-19 lockdown. Propose and share your projects and helpful resources. Support all your posts with photos, videos and/ links if possible. FACEBOOK GROUP
  • COVID-19: The SOS guide to selling online // If you have an existing website, that’s great – more on that below. If you don’t, that’s no problem. This guide will get you selling online quickly, with or without a preexisting page. WEBSITE
  • Bukas Ba? // “Let’s help each other know which businesses are open within our local communities during the quarantine,” the website’s tagline goes. Bukas Ba? Algorithm acts like Google Maps. Upon opening the site, users can type in their location and it can gauge the stores open near them. WEBSITE (via SCOUT)
  • PANDEMICON by Pushpin Visual Solutions // More than ever, we understand the need to be able to share clear, concise, and visually memorable information. However, we know that not everyone has the access to creative services to design their graphics, posters, and educational materials during this period. To help fill the gap, we are offering free use of our specially-created Pandemicon icon packs, which can be downloaded at gumroad.com/pushpinvisuals. These are for the information designers, content creators, and other groups who wish to communicate their advocacies and solutions through visuals that are easy to understand and disseminate. If you’re an illustrator and want to contribute to the Pandemicon library, please send a message to maia@pushpinvisuals.com FACEBOOK POST
  • A Daily Report on How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Art World // As international governments take increased precautions to limit the spread of the coronavirus, museums, fairs, and festivals are facing closures and delays. WEBSITE
  • Art at Home // Ready to stay creative from the couch? Here is your guide to enjoying art at home! Art Contests: submit your art for cash prizes. Museums: take a virtual field trip to museums around the world and even stream Operas on your TV. Art Games: compete against yourself and others. Digital Art: create art on your device. Art Education: learn about art. Art at Home: Art tutorials and prompts for you to create where you are. GOOGLE DOC | INSTAGRAM
  • The Quarantine Residency // Use this time of confined isolation to expand and Create, together. An artistic residency for whatever you want to make — from highly-skilled metalworkings to crappy crafts n cocktails, from online variety shows to sock puppet theater, from napkin poetry to embroidery. It All Inspires. It All Belongs. FACEBOOK GROUP
  • Lockdown Arts Workshops // Young Artists Studio (YAS) is an Art School providing year-round art classes for kids and adults. WEBSITE
  • Animated Shorts // Here’s a playlist of Filipino-made animated shorts to help keep spirits up during the lockdown. We hope you enjoy our short films! We will constantly update this playlist during the lockdown, so check back every few days to see something new! VIMEO
  • P-NOISE Long Distance Art 2020 // In this time of lockdowns and quarantines, let’s stand together (in art) apart! The unicorns are back! We’re giving our platform to different artists everyday for 2 weeks—watch a mix of live streamed and pre-recorded performances by musicians, poets, dancers, and other performance artists. We’re kicking things off with an opening party on Saturday, March 28 featuring live sets by three DJs. Join the e-festival! FACEBOOK PAGE
  • Reimagining How We Gather // SURVEY | EVENT PAGE The topics gathered in this survey are being collated and continue to help us frame this series of online community gatherings. Guest speakers and resource speakers will be invited to provide insights and share their resources to help out the community of artists who are also affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Pineapple Lab & Fringe MNL
  • Filipinomads Creative Network // For Filipino creatives to learn how to work from anywhere for clients all over the world. This database was started as a quick resource for companies, employers, co-creatives, and business owners who might still be hiring. OPEN SOURCE DOCUMENT | FACEBOOK GROUP
  • Eskwelabs // A Manila ed-tech startup doing our small part to help those in quarantine to learn a new skill for FREE. We hope we can help everyone bounce back stronger after losing a gig or a job. We normally teach data science which is a high paying skill, so we decided to make a very beginner friendly version of what we teach for FREE during COVID to help workers who are looking for new opportunities. FACEBOOK PAGE | FACEBOOK GROUP
  • Pagasa.PH // A new civil society organisation spearheaded by cultural critic Katrina Stuart Santiago which is collecting donations to deliver survival packs to affected communities. INSTAGRAM
  • CURE COVID PH // Ang Citizens’ Urgent Response to End COVID-19 (CURE COVID) ay isang people’s initiative ng iba’t ibang komunidad at sektor bilang tugon sa pandemyang COVID-19 at sa epekto nito sa kalusugan at kabuhayan ng mga nasabing komunidad at sektor. FACEBOOK PAGE
  • Puhon.PH // An initiative led by folk pop band Ben&Ben to collect donations, spread hope through stories. An online concert is planned for 27 March. WEBSITE
  • Komunidad X // Community Radio, Podcast, FB live broadcast for arts, culture and community maker/workers. FACEBOOK PAGE
  • Philstage // To all our friends and colleagues in the theatrical arts industry, Philstage is currently in touch with Artist Welfare Project, SPIT, Third World Improv, and Theater Actor’s Guild for an online fundraiser in aid of our displaced cultural and entertainment workers as result of CoVid-19. If you have an idea for an online class, online masterclass, online workshop, or online performance whether live or recorded, that you’d like to offer up or suggest as part of this online fundraiser, kindly PM us. FACEBOOK PAGE
  • Theater Actors Guild // At this time of crisis, the Theater Actors Guild would like to check-in with our community since our theater/entertainment industry and its members (primarily freelance actors) suffered the most in terms of loss of livelihood. SURVEY | FACEBOOK PAGE
  • Bounce Back PH // The purpose of this group is to be able to gather entrepreneurs, business owners, freelancers, professionals and citizens to fight the current crisis through fast collaboration, demand and supply matching, information and inspiration. We have 3 major key objectives: Support frontliners and health care facilities, support food security/food relief and help entrepreneurs and SMEs endure and rebuild their business. FACEBOOK GROUP
  • QUARANTIKTALK // Prepare a short (maximum of 10 minutes) lesson, talk, tutorial, how-to, performance, or lecture that is related to your expertise as an independent creative artist. We’ll upload it and offer it to the public in exchange for a minimal fee that goes directly to you. The artist retains copyright of the work and gets to keep all proceeds, something that will definitely help tide us over during this challenging time. FACEBOOK PAGE

If you’ve got something that should be added feel free to email hello@ilostmygig.ph