A gathering of the artist community to make a strong statement to uphold, protect and ...

Visual Arts

Presented By:

The Cultural Center of the Philippines with Active Vista, the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP), DAKILA – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, HUDYAT: Filipino Artists for Human Dignity, Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity (LODI), Pinoy Media Center (PMC), Respond and Break the Silence Against the Killings (RESBAK), TUDLA Productions and the UP Film Institute




8 December, Saturday, 3-10pm
Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery)
CCP Power House, South Parking Lot (Pasay side)



In these challenging times where rights, freedoms and dignity are under attack, we, the arts and culture community, must come together as one. In our history as a nation, artists have always been in the forefront of social transformation. Thus, we call on you, our fellow artists and cultural workers, to once again heed the call of our times.

The event will kick off with the artists talk on The Memory Project at at the Bulwagang Juan Luna at 3:00 to 5:00 pm. The formal program for the Artists Gathering for Human Rights shall be held from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the CCP Power House, South Parking Lot (Pasay side), in front of the mural “Ang Mamatay nang Dahil Sa Iyo” by Archie Oclos, one of this year’s 13 Artists Awardees. 

Artist Talk: The Memory Project is an intergenerational dialogue between artists who lived through and survived martial law, and those in post-martial law period on the nexus between artistic expression and rights and dignity.

AHRT! Artists for Human Rights is a gathering of the artist community to make a strong statement to uphold, protect and defend rights, freedoms and dignity. This evening of solidarity features a Red Carpet Walk and the signing of the Artists' Manifesto for Human Rights and Dignity.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world. The Philippines is one of the original signatories of the UDHR. To further promote the importance of human rights in the Philippines, Republic Act No. 9201 has also marked  December 4 to 10 of each year as National Human Rights Consciousness Week.