CANVAS is a lean organization composed of a handful of fun, intelligent, and hard-working individuals dedicated to promoting Philippine art and culture, environment, and children’s literacy. Check this page regularly for opportunities to work with us on creative, educational, and meaningful projects.



By Ryan Alvin Pawilen

As they lay on the grass, Mia looked up the starry sky and sighed, "Please don't promise me forever. We both know you humans are not immortals."

Arthur looked at her and smiled, "How about a lifetime then?"


Ang Tagapagligtas

By Irish Ignacio

May isang prinsesang nalunod sa malalim na sugat na iniwan ng mapaglarong pag-ibig ng isang huwad na prinsipe.

O kay tagal niyang naghintay na may sumagip sa kanya mula sa pangungulila ngunit, walang dumating.

Hanggang isang araw, nahanap na rin ng prinsesa ang susi upang makatakas sa kalalimang kanyang kinasasadlakan at iyon ay walang iba kundi ang hiwaga ng pag-ibig niya sa kanyang sarili.


The Feels

By Den Ong

"You feel too much, and when you grow up, you will learn to feel in moderation," Father said in a calm, modulated tone.

I looked at his perfect symmetry and saw my own warped features reflected on his skin.

"But... I like the way I am."

Liwanag at Dilim

By Abel Quiñones

Malaking pusang itim, bakit ka nagtatago sa dilim?

Maliit na bata sa liwanag, lumapit ka pa ng ika'y aking mas maaninag.

Ayaw ko pusang itim, dahil sa gubat na ating ginagalawan, madalas nilalamon ang liwanag ng kadiliman.

selections fromthe backroom

CANVAS' online backroom, featuring selected artworks from our exhibitions that you may have missed. If interested in any of the artworks, please call 216-7750, or email


The Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS) is a non profit organization that works with the creative community to promote children's literacy, explore national identity, and broaden public awareness for Philippine art, culture, and environment.

CANVAS works with some of the best young artists to promote Philippine art, culture, and environment. To be placed on our preview list for future shows and exhibitions, or for more information, email us at