In addition to empowering our Philippine partner artisans and communities by recirculating and re-investing 100% of Narra Studio's proceeds back to the artisans and communities themselves, we are proud to support others through sponsorship, charitable donations, and emergency relief provisions. We envision growing our giving-capacity even more in the future.

Since Narra Studio was founded in late 2019, we have supported the following:

Indigenous Peoples Month, Philippines

October 2020 - In celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day and Month in the Philippines, we sponsored food, drinks, and giveaways for the kids at Garangan, SLT Calinog, Iloilo. We heard it was a resounding success!
October 2020 - Also in celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Month in the Philippines, we contributed to the Tboli Ubo Community Center and Learning Library. 

The Ifugao Ethnographic Encyclopedia

We donated $250 towards the project of Sir Marlon Martin, Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement, Ifugao, Philippines, and Dr. Stephen Acabado, to achieve the goal of publishing (print and online) an Ifugao ethnographic encyclopedia. Donations cover research, travel to museums where Ifugao ethnographic cultural materials are curated (i.e. Field Museum and Smithsonian Institution), photography, and publication (print and online). 

Sabokahan

Sabokahan is a a grassroots organization led by and composed of Lumad (indigenous) women advancing their rights, dignity & empowerment. Starting August 2020, we will be donating $50 monthly to support Sabokahan women to meet their basic needs in evacuation, and sustain them as they continue their struggle for the rights of Lumad women, and for the defense of their ancestral lands. Visit here and Liyang Network to learn more.

COVID-19 RELIEF PROVISIONS

Proud to have provided over 1500 lbs. of rice and food donations for Manila families in need during Covid-19.

Mangyan Heritage Center

In collaboration with the Mangyan Heritage Center and Lions Clubs International - Calapan, we were able to extend food aid to 50 Mangyan families in Bansud, Oriental Mindoro, after Typhoon Tisoy, 2019.

FILIPINO/AMERICAN ARTIST DIRECTORY 

Narra Studio provided a month-long sponsorship to connect and make visible the broad community of visual artists of Filipino heritage living and working in and between the United States and the Philippines.

RAISED PINAY

We were an official sponsor for 2020 Raised Pinay, a community-centered benefit production based on original stories & performances by an all­-Pilipina cast.

BLACK YOUTH PROJECT 100

In collaboration with Raised Pinay, we contributed our support to BYP100, a national member-based organization of 18-35 year old activists and organizers creating freedom and justice for all Black people through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy, and political education using a Black queer feminist lens.

ROOTS OF HEALTH

We sponsored the complete pre-natal care of a mom through the entirety of her pregnancy! <3