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Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) in search for exceptional painters, sculptors

The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) has launched the 36th edition of its excellence recognition program for the visual arts⎯the Metrobank Art & Design Excellence or MADE.

The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) has launched the 36th edition of its excellence recognition program for the visual arts⎯the Metrobank Art & Design Excellence or MADE.

Guided by the theme “SPECTRUM: The Art of Possibilities,” MADE challenges Filipino artists to channel their ingenuity in creating a spectrum of works that represent Filipino artistic excellence. In this realm of infinite possibilities, masterpieces are made.  For decades, MADE has empowered artists to imagine, discover, and unleash their full potential. 

The MADE Painting Recognition Program is open to all Filipino painters aged 18-35 years old who have not staged a solo exhibition. The MADE Sculpture Recognition Program, on the other hand, is open to all professional and amateur Filipino sculptors who have not won in any Sculpture competitions of MADE in the past. The deadline for submission of entries is on/or before May 8, 2020. Interested participants may register online through bit.ly/MADE2020_paintingform and bit.ly/MADE2020_sculptureform

Two (2) grand awardees for the Painting Recognition Program and one (1) grand awardee for the Sculpture Recognition Program will be chosen by a distinguished panel of judges.  They will each receive PhP 500,000.00 worth of financial assistance and fund for artistic development, plus the “Mula” glass trophy designed by visual artist and MADE awardee Noel El Farrol. The grand awardees will be recognized during Metrobank’s 57th anniversary in September and will also become members of the MADE-Network of Winners (MADE-NOW), the alumni organization of past MADE awardees which implements pay-it-forward projects that benefit marginalized sectors. 

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Established in 1984 by the late Metrobank Group founder and chairman Dr. George Ty Siao Kian, MADE has served as a platform for discovery for the most passionate and persistent creative visionaries in the country. To date, more than 400 visual artists and design professionals have been recognized. A majority of them are now carving significant names in the local and even international art and design scenes. 

For further details, contact Badet Macaraig at (02) 8898-8094; email: therese.macaraig@metrobank.com.ph; or visit MADE Facebook page @MADECompetition. 

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The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) was established on January 8, 1979 by Dr. George S. K. Ty, sixteen (16) years after he founded the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank). MBFI envisions to be the country’s premier corporate philanthropic foundation contributing a significant impact on social development.  Its flagship programs include the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos; Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE); Metrobank Scholarship Program (MSP); Metrobank MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge (MMC); Grants and Social Development Partnerships, Disaster Response, National Teachers’ Month (NTM) celebration, and the Metrobank Foundation Professorial Chair Lectures. MBFI is also the principal owner of the Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH), one of the leading centers of wellness in the country.

As a development organization, MBFI aims to uplift individuals and the sectors they represent and strategically link with institutions for a shared-purpose. By creating and propagating a culture of excellence and providing solutions to stakeholder’s needs, the Foundation continuously expands its scope of reach and be at the forefront in serving communities. As the heart of the Metrobank Group, “Excel. Engage. Empower” or the 3Es remains its roadmap.

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