Monday, March 26, 2012


CANVAS is looking for multimedia interns (either as individuals or as teams) 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-and-cool-and-laid-back-but-obsessively-results-oriented nonprofit organization.

The interns would be expected to commit to work at least 15 hours per week for a minimum of three continuous months from April through September 2012. Selected interns will be provided with a modest stipend, and the internships may evolve into full-time salaried positions.

Projects include:

--Assisting in the creation of iPad/Kindle/Facebook apps/e-books/animation/other multimedia products based on CANVAS’ children’s stories;

--Conducting, recording and editing interviews for Mga Kuwento Natin, CANVAS’ new contemporary oral history project;

--Editing and producing web and podcast content for the CANVAS and/or Looking for Juan websites;

--Assistance with the organization of TEDxDiliman 2012: The Future;

--Researching stories and performing administrative tasks.

If interested, please email your cover letter and CV to Please indicate if applying as a team.

The ideal candidates would have some or all of the following attributes: experience with Web, iPad or multimedia production; 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.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


CANVAS is a small, 6-year old nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of greater awareness and appreciation for Philippine art, culture and the environment. We are in the midst of an effort to scale our reach and impact, and now seek a full-time Development Coordinator to lead the design and implementation of fund development strategies for CANVAS’ operations, events and activities.

The Development Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Executive Director and the rest of the CANVAS family particularly to identify, cultivate, solicit and nurture corporate sponsorships and partnerships; and individual donors, as well as grants from foundations, clubs/civic organizations, and corporations.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable mix of the following qualifications:

* College graduate

* Experience in fundraising via corporate event sponsorships, alliances and partnerships

* Knows how to confirm mutual understandings, and close deals

* Grant writing experience

* An interest in the arts

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills

* Strong project/event management and time management skills, with proven ability to work within tight timelines and limited budgets

* Ability to work comfortably with people of diverse interests and backgrounds, e.g. with corporate decision makers, donors, nonprofit community leaders, and volunteers

* Close attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple activities

* Willingness to work occasional evenings/weekends

The candidate must have reliable transportation. Compensation and benefits will be generous and competitive, with bonuses based on performance.

Starting date will be June 2012.

If interested, please email your cover letter and CV to

Saturday, March 17, 2012

T-Shirt Design Contest for March 2012!!!

CANVAS is pleased to announce that "Kalayaan" is the theme for this month's Looking for Juan T-Shirt Design Competition. This contest supports CANVAS’ Looking for Juan Program which promotes the use of art to explore what it means to be Filipino and other selected social issues, particularly free expression, technology and culture, and sustainable development.


1. The T-Shirt ni Juan Design Competition is open to all Filipinos.

2. The theme for this month (March 2012) is: “KALAYAAN”

3. Contestants may submit up to three designs. Contestants must warrant the originality of their designs.

4. Designs must be emailed in JPEG or PNG format, 300dpi to on or before 5pm of Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

5. Submissions must not exceed 13x9 inches in size and must use only up to a maximum of two (2) colors.

6. CANVAS shall post all eligible entries simultaneously on the Looking for Juan T-Shirt Design Competition Facebook page on or before Thursday, April 19, 2012. However, in the event that the number of entries exceeds 25, CANVAS shall choose the top 25 that it thinks can garner the most number of “likes”, and shall post these for the community to choose from.

7. CANVAS reserves the right to disqualify entries in its sole and absolute discretion, for example because it deems the entry to be (a) obscene, or (b) too similar to an existing proprietary design, or (c) unrelated to the theme, or for any other cause that it decides reasonably warrants disqualification. The decision of CANVAS shall be final.

8. Voting shall commence as soon as the entries have been posted on the Facebook page, and shall end at 5pm on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Individuals may like as many designs as they wish. The design which garners the most number of likes shall be adjudged the winner.

9. The winning designer will receive PhP 5,000.00 in cash (less applicable withholding tax) and two free shirts with the winning artwork.

10. All entrants shall retain their intellectual property rights to their submitted designs.

11. The winner agrees to give CANVAS an exclusive, royalty-free license for one year to modify and use his or her design for purposes of printing the same on a limited edition t-shirt. The number of shirts to be printed shall not exceed 200. The winner agrees that, for a period of one year from the award of the prizes, he or she shall not use or license the submitted design for any commercial purposes.

12. In the event that CANVAS decides to print additional runs of the design, CANVAS shall pay the winner the sum of P2,500.00 for every 200 shirts that are subsequently printed.

13. The winner also agrees to give CANVAS a non-exclusive, perpetual, and royalty-free license to use the image on any or all of its websites and social media pages, and for printed information such as brochures, posters and other similar marketing materials, with full credit being given to the designer.

14. The winner of the previous T-shirt design competition is not eligible to join for the next two (2) competitions.

Good luck! :-)