Each purchase you make supports artisans dedicated to their craft. When these artisans are able to practice their craft sustainably, they’re also able to pass their knowledge and skills onto the next generation, preserving ancestral traditions and communities for years to come.
A purchase you make today can have a positive impact on traditional Filipino communities for years—and generations—to come.
Since Narra Studio was founded in late 2019, we have supported the following:
Sabokahan is a a grassroots organization led by and composed of Lumad (indigenous) women advancing their rights, dignity & empowerment. We are continuous monthly donors to Sabokahan to help 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.
Typhoon Relief in Cagayan, Philippines
Indigenous Peoples Month, Philippines
October 2020 - Also in celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Month in the Philippines, we contributed to the Tboli Ubo Community Center and Learning Library.
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).
COVID-19 RELIEF PROVISIONS
Proud to have provided over 1500 lbs. of rice and food donations for Manila families in need during Covid-19.
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.
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.
We were an official sponsor for 2020 Raised Pinay, a community-centered benefit production based on original stories & performances by an all-Pilipina cast.
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.
We sponsored the complete pre-natal care of a mom through the entirety of her pregnancy! <3