Thursday, March 31, 2011

Let the Judging Begin!

The deadline has passed for this year's Romeo Forbes Children's Story Writing Competition. We are pleased to inform you that we received 84 entries, all inspired by Liv Vinluan's contest piece.

We would like to thank all the writers. Now the judging process will start. We're very excited!

P.S. It will take some time to go through, shortlist and eventually pick the winning story from all the entries. We hope to complete the process and announce the winner by the first week of June, if not earlier.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Internship Opportunity

CANVAS is looking for summer interns who can work on our digital media projects and contribute their talents and energies to the pursuit of our mission. The internships are designed for college students or recent college graduates who are interested in gaining valuable experience in a creative, fast-paced nonprofit organization.

The interns would be expected to work at least 15 hours per week during the summer break from April through June. The internships are primarily intended to provide useful and fulfilling experience and are unpaid. Nonetheless, if circumstances allow, CANVAS may provide a (very modest) stipend and other benefits.

The interns would be expected to help in:

  • Editing and producing web and podcast content for the CANVAS and/or Looking for Juan websites;
  • Writing and editing blog entries for CANVAS;
  • Building Web pages and multimedia elements using HTML and tools such as Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Garage Band, and/or Sound Booth; and
  • Researching stories and performing administrative tasks.
The ideal candidates would have some or all of the following attributes: a demonstrated record of creative accomplishment and a passion for Philippine art and culture; excellence in writing and editing; creativity and ability to be flexible; and the ability to work quickly, accurately, under deadline and with minimal supervision.

Experience with Web or multimedia production is highly preferred.

If interested, please email your cover letter and CV to

Thursday, March 10, 2011


By way of a teaser for our upcoming children's book, "Mga Huni sa Loob ng Kawayan," by Fernando Gonzalez, below are recent artworks by Juanito Torres who will do the honors for illustrating the book.

48"x60" oil on canvas (2010)

"Tirad Pass"
60"x72" oil on canvas (2011)

Neither painting is part of the book which tells a fictionalized account of the making of the famed Bamboo Organ. These are just to give you a flavor of what to expect.

The book will come out late this year. We're very excited!